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  • What would Noah do?

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    On a ferociously cold evening in November 1978, Rabbi Everett Gendler climbed atop the icy roof of Temple Emanuel in Lowell, Mass., and installed solar panels to fuel the synagogue's ner tamid (eternal light).

    "We plugged it almost directly into the sun," said Gendler, who rejoiced...

  • Watching ritual slaughter generates strong emotions

    By Natasha Rosenstock

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I was torn between my professional responsibility to attend the most experiential learning moment of the this year's Hazon conference and my personal squeamishness.

    Certainly, it was noble that Hazon, a nonprofit dedicated to Jewish environmentalism and food sustainability, wanted to...