Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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The sun will come up tomorrow, but will the Earth? With all the seriousness surrounding Al Gore's take on the topic, there's no denying the former vice president's ability to roll with the punches - if not benefit from all punched ballots. As he has in the past, Gore recently chose "Saturday Night Live" to show there's life in the...
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While “going green” may seem like a marketing fad or a throwback to the 1960s, it really is nothing more nor less than living mindfully, and giving careful thought to what is consumed and how it affects our environment. And where better than in that chunk of real estate you call home? If that still sounds too new-agey for you,...
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It causes no consternation for Betsy Sheerr that in the tsunami-ravaged region of the world most victims are Muslims, and that some of the countries don't even recognize the State of Israel. Instead, she explains, the idea of tikkun olam - or the healing of the world - refers to the entire world, not just to the Jewish one. To...
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The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the much-debated energy bill on Tuesday, laying the groundwork for what promises to be a contentious series of negotiations with the House of Representatives, which passed its own version of the legislation in April. By a vote of 85-12, the Senate passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which offers some $18 billion in tax...
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The Earth cries out for care; national, local legislators act
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Give a man a recycling bin and you might just have won a convert to the environmentalist cause. Teach a government how to recycle - get it to mandate such behavior - and you've made history. So it goes in Washington, D.C., and America's 50 state capitals: Individual, even small-group change - this consumer buys a hybrid-electric car, that synagogue...
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