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  • Poem: New Year of the Trees

    3 weeks ago

    In the Diaspora we celebrate —
    Jews in Argentina when the leaves
    are falling; in New England when
    snow chokes the ground; in
    the Sonora Desert when cactus
    blooms; in L.A. when perhaps
    it may rain; in Scotland when
    there’s still little daylight.

    Yet we understand that earth...

  • Observing Tu B’Shevat through fruit trees and food justice

    January 24, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Across the globe this month Jewish communities are celebrating the holiday of Tu B’Shevat.  Many choose to commemorate the “New Year of The Trees” by planting pine trees in Israel.  Tu B’Shevat is a day that deals directly with the social inequality of our food system.  It’s a...