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Category: Religion


The Big Bold Jewish Climate Festival

The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest – Registration now open Date: January 27-31, 2021 / Tu BiShvat 5781 Event website: https://www.jewishclimatefest.org/ Rabbi Jacob will be offering a workshop on building lobby presentations on environmental justice on January 30 @ 12pm.

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Speaking to More Than One Generation at the Same Time

In a review of Jewish sermons, speeches, and articles across denominations, one of the salient themes is the use of secular facts, figures, and arguments that are brought into a religious context. The greater world is understood as complimenting and…

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“They won’t fool us again!”

Jewish wisdom often has a peculiar slant of viewing the world that is out of sync with mainstream media and punditry. The joke, which is not particularly funny, runs like this: A man comes running to his rabbi exclaiming that…

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One pic – respect, prayer, pandemic

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A Prayer for these Times

 “Every hand that we don’t shake must be a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern. Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and…

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Why Advocacy?

Why are Jews being asked to organize on climate change? What is the strategy that community and national organizers are using? Is it working? Click here to read the article.

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The Question of Australia

Australia is a burnt husk of itself as devasting fires have devoured millions of acres and killed up to one billion animals. The smoke from the fires have traveled around the globe and back again to choke the southern continent….

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Jews, Politics, Australia

Should Jews be involved in climate politics? As Australia burns with the worst wildfires on record at the start of the fire season, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accused detractors of being members of “a climate cult.” When he…

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Greta Thunberg and TIME

TIME Magazine named Greta Thunberg their “person of the year,” in an acknowledgement of the dire need to address climate change now. Her nomination is a bright spot, which deserves further examination. First though, we must acknowledge the other developments…

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How climate denial works in the religious world.

This 2017 article traces the influence of the fossil fuel industry on the Evangelical Christian movements. Read it here.

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