Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Tu ­B’Shevat — traditionally known as the new year of the trees — has become Judaism’s most environmentally focused holiday. But how much "greening" is going on?
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As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the land and their now rather non-traditional careers.
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Thousands of families in the Philadelphia area send their kids off to Jewish overnight camp for the summer. Judi Lehrhaupt sends her sheep. For the second year in a row, the 66-year-old Newtown shepherd has entrusted a few choice members of her flock to the campers and counselors at Camp Galil. For seven weeks, the Shetland ewes live at the...
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Armed with a can of plum spray paint, Fernando Romero swiftly filled in a section of exposed gray stucco wall on an apartment building just off Temple University's main campus. Above him, another artist on a ladder added a skyline of black towers flanking huge green letters that spelled out: "Defend the Future."
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It started five years ago as a Ramah Day Camp project -- 400 square feet of land on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park, where campers could add hands-on gardening to their nature programs.
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