Eco Rabbi: Parshat Shemot – Why a Bush?

burning-bush.jpg

Each week Orthodox Jews read one segment of the Five Books of Moses so that they can complete the entire Five Books within the course of a year. In last week’s Eco-Rabbi post we discussed Jacob’s passing on and blessing his children, this week begins several generations later. Jacob’s children have been living in Egypt […]

Read more

Eco Rabbi takes the Hanukkah Challenge!

hanukkah-menorah.jpg

Ever wonder why every day of Hanukkah we add another candle? The Jewish religious source the Talmud explains that this disagreement goes back to the Jewish sages Hillel and Shamai. Hillel explains that we add another candle every day “for the days coming” and Shamai explains that we start with eight and remove a candle […]

Read more

During An Economic Crisis, Can Environmental Stocks Outperform? An Experiment

Green Prophet’s stock picks: We were approached by an Israeli startup that follows and predicts stock market trends MarketGuru to execute a joint experiment: how do “green” clean technology stocks perform against the market as a whole? MarketGuru asked Green Prophet to choose a variety of environmental stocks to track their progress of how they are […]

Read more

Greening One Day at a Time

calendar.jpg

Greening your life is not an easy task. It’s about changing habits, and habits don’t always change easily. What DOES smooth the process along is by taking things slowly, don’t jump in head first, and slowly adding more as time goes on. Choose one aspect of your life that you would like to improve, environmentally, […]

Read more