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  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Meeting the neighbors

    By tessc

    2 weeks ago

    Back in the spring, I struggled to figure out a good cold storage solution for the farm. I settled on the idea of buying a used cargo trailer and converting it into a refrigerator, which isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds.

    Several farmers I know, and supposedly thousands of other...

  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    By Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until...

  • Bay Area group to build largest urban Jewish farm in U.S.

    May 30, 2013 | 9:01 am

    A northern California Jewish non-profit signed an agreement to purchase land for what it says is the largest urban Jewish farm in the United States.

    Urban Adamah, an organic Jewish farm and educational organization, announced the purchase of the 2.2-acre parcel in a news release...

  • Comparing animal rights and the Holocaust

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 11, 2012 | 11:46 am

    On Oct. 2, Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the nonprofit Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), sat on the ground with some 100 other protesters in front of the Farmer John pig slaughterhouse in Vernon, Calif., blocking the entrance from two bi-level trucks carrying...

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  • Comparing animal rights and the Holocaust

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 10, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    On Oct. 2, Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the nonprofit Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), sat on the ground with some 100 other protesters in front of the Farmer John pig slaughterhouse in Vernon, Calif., blocking the entrance from two bi-level trucks carrying...

  • How kosher is your milk?

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 20, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    On our wedding day last year, my wife and I decided that, due to our Jewish convictions, we would no longer drink milk or consume any dairy products. This is a vow we have remained deeply committed to, but we never expected it to become mainstream. Then we found out that one of the...

  • Farmer, rabbi and maple syrup maker, Shmuel Simenowitz melds Torah and environmentalism

    April 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    It’s easy to spot Rabbi Shmuel Simenowitz at a Jewish food conference, an environmentalist gathering or any of the other progressive-minded confabs he frequents.

    Just look for the Chasid in the room.

    Simenowitz is an anomaly: a haredi Orthodox Jew, black hat and all, who is...

  • How sweet it is: behind the buzz at two of California’s hives

    By Amy Klein

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bzzzzzz.
     
    I'm trying not to freak out at the high-pitched scream of the bees. See, I'm wearing full protective gear for the honey-making process -- a white jumpsuit, a netted straw hat affixed to me with a series of complicated rigmarole of strings (the zipper ones had run out),...
  • Ecohustle Blooms in Community Garden

    By Marc B. Haefele

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Whether politicizing nature is altogether wise is something we shall learn."

    -- W.H. Auden

    I first saw Joan Baez sitting on the floor of a farmhouse living room near my high school, and she was playing guitar and singing like an angel. Her black hair, "like a raven's wing," hung...

  • The Headache of Resolutions

    By Jane Ulman

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Blame it on the Mesopotamians. About 4,000 or 5,000 years ago, they came up with the meshuggeneh idea of New Year's resolutions.

    And what was their most common pledge? To return borrowed farm equipment. "That would be a pickax or a sickle," says Danny, 12, who studied the...

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