Get Green Website Helps Israelis Go Green

Do you dream of an Israeli-based website that concentrates information about all the great local eco-friendly businesses into one virtual green portal?  That provides reviews, offers coupons, and even has a membership club with a monthly raffle of organic vegetables?  A website that arranges Israeli eco events on an interactive virtual calendar? Well wake up!  […]


Thirteen Part Television Series on Geography and the Environment Broadcast in Israel

A new television series, “Sovev Israel” (translated as both Around Israel and Israel Environment), was launched on March 22, 2009 in Israel. The series was produced by Israel Educational Television in cooperation with the Geography Instruction Inspectorate in the Ministry of Education and with the assistance of numerous organizations, including the Ministry of Environmental Protection, […]


The Jewish Funders Network Earmark $1.5 Million Green Ones For Israel's Environment – Apply Now!

Just when we thought the whole world was in an economic slump: The Jewish Funders Network just announced a $750,000 pool of funds earmarked to match first-time major gifts by JFN members to Israeli non-profit environmental organizations, according to eJewish Philanthropy. The Jewish Funders Network and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund Matching Grant Initiative for […]


Eco Rabbi on Purim and Building a Good Society

This week Jewish people everwhere, and in Israel,  celebrate the festival of Purim, which I would call the festival of communal identity. The beginning of the Megillah (what Jewish people read on Purim) opens with King Achashverosh’s party, a seven-day-all-out-eat-your-heart-out party. After spending an entire half-year celebrating throughout the country, the king wanted to impress […]


Kuwait Perspective of How To Take Stock of Climate Change

(Kuwait Towers) Identifying opportunities for contributing to climate change policy and institutional innovations were a key priority at the Global Development Network’s 10th Annual Conference in Kuwait, which Green Prophet had posted on earlier. The rest of this report, was penned by conference organizers at the GDN Network: This 10th annual conference on ‘Natural Resources […]


Eco-Rabbi: Parshat Beshalach – Water of Life

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 the power of symbols. This week continues with discussing of water and life. Pharaoh finally agrees to let the Jewish […]

Zalul's Tu B’Shvat 2009 Photo Competition

Tu B’Shvat is just around the corner!  Traditionally known as the “New Year of the Trees”, in modern times it has been reinterpreted as the Jewish Earth Day.  Each year, Jews around the world come together to celebrate the holiday by planting trees, cleaning beaches, and participating in other acts of “Tikkun Olam” (repairing the […]