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  • The Seder’s Innermost Secret—Charoset:  Earth & Eros in the Passover Celebration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    April 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine.

    So the question would seem obvious "Why is there charoset on the Seder plate?"

    That's the most secret Question at the Seder – so secret nobody even asks it. And it’s...

  • Big Sunday looks good in green

    By Jay Firestone

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Environmentalism may be trendy, but expensive hybrid cars and solar paneling aren't the only ways of being fashionably green.

    Big Sunday, an annual citywide volunteer community service event scheduled for May 3-4, is adding a Green Sunday option, which groups together environmental...

  • Green endowments mean big returns for nonprofit

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Two years ago, Camp Ramah in California embarked upon a major solar energy project, effectively becoming the first Jewish overnight camp west of the Mississippi to adopt greener energy options. With the installation of a solar energy system atop the dining hall of our 75-acre Ojai...
  • What really happens to all those plastic bags?

    By Jane Ulman

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Plastic or paper?

    Lior Alkoby was never asked that question during a recent Sunday morning trip to Super Sal Market in Encino. He checked out, wheeled a cart brimming with plastic bags half-filled with fruits, vegetables and canned goods to the parking lot and loaded them into his...

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  • L.A. displays eco efforts to Israeli delegation

    By Ayala Or-el

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    While visiting from Israel last week, Gil Yaakov got a lesson in Los Angeles' generosity.

    "The city gives away free trees to residents, which is great in fighting air pollution and at the same time helps with shading and beautifying the city," said Yaakov, director of Green Course,...

  • Israel’s EcoOcean charts deep ‘green’ seas

    By Karin Kloosterman

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Scientists once thought that most of our planet's oxygen is produced in the heart of lush jungles and rainforests. Not so, says Michael Rosenfeld, program coordinator and scientist at EcoOcean -- an Israeli nonprofit organization that built and funds a unique seafaring vessel that...
  • Not so awful being green, honorable menschen

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Greening Hypocrisy

    Just read your article in the green edition of The Jewish Journal and bravo ("End Hypocrisy Now," Jan. 4). Thank goodness someone finally said something. I am a filmmaker and environmental educator living in the Fairfax district, and I can't tell you how shocking...
  • Let kids rule the land

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Kids get a bum rap. They can't vote, they can't drive, they can't call up and order things off the TV without a parent's permission and they have no say in the way their schools are run. But all is not lost. They can influence how their families handle the growing global warming...
  • L.A. Exchange aims to spur Green campaign in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    What Sagit Rogenstein remembers most about her first trip to an Israeli beach is the signs warning swimmers of the sewage in the sea.

    "In Hebrew," recalled the San Fernando Valley native who at the time was an exchange student at Tel Aviv University, "they had a word for 'pieces of...

  • Upcoming Greening events

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    See the documentary, "A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World"
    Sponsored by the Jewish Vegetarian Society of Los Angeles
    Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m., at Valley Beth Shalom, 15730 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
    For more information, call (818) 342-5555, or e-mail...
  • Arava Institute boosts hopes of environmentalists in Middle East

    By Brett Kline

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ilana Meallem and Mazen Zoabi left a morning meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II last spring smiling. The king had just proposed the formation of a regional science fund, and they were certain they would have access to that fund.

    The two Israelis, project managers at the Arava...

  • Cowabunga clean up—in Israel

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Surf's up in Israel! More and more Israelis are taking to the water in wetsuits and board shorts to catch those gnarly waves. And as the sport grows in popularity, so does the need to keep Israel's water clean and safe.

    Billabong, one of the most recognizable names in surfing...

  • Exhibition offers visions of future intelligent homes

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For those who love the experience of shopping for real estate, "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living," on display in Pasadena at Art Center College of Design's south campus, is not the usual collection of modish conceits by residential architects.

    Organized...
  • Israel river pollution brings call for ‘new kind of Zionism’

    By Emily Hauser

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Moses sent his spies into the Promised Land, they famously reported back that "it does indeed flow with milk and honey." If the spies were to take a gander at the pollution in some of Israel's rivers today, though, it's anyone's guess what they would tell their boss.
    ...
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