Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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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In the 1940s and '50s in the United States, being "green," in an environmental sense, meant putting some money regularly - and especially before Shabbat - in the blue-and-white pushka from the Jewish National Fund. Buying trees in Israel was the principle way that American Jews contributed to making the desert bloom; indeed, the many groves and forests they helped...
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