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  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • Jewish community bears impact of Hurricane Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Less than a year into her job at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, N.Y., Rabbi Debbie Bravo sounded remarkably poised as she and her community faced one of their most powerful challenges together: Hurricane Sandy.

    Bravo’s land line was dead. When she picked up her cell phone...

  • From Flab to Fab: Kosher style fitness

    April 10, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Year after year, the number one new year’s resolution people have is to lose weight. And, according to Time magazine, it’s also the number one broken resolution. Great intentions in January fall by the wayside and, come spring, warmer weather and lighter clothes remind us of...

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