Interfaith Climate Change Forum to Take Place Today in Jerusalem

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Muslim, Jewish, and Christian leaders are meeting today in Jerusalem to discuss climate change and launch the new Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. Leaders of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths will be convening this morning in Jerusalem to speak out about climate change at an Interfaith Climate Change Forum.  Current environmental conditions in the […]

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The Holy Land Puts Its Faith In Climate Action

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The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, which includes Palestinian and Israeli religious organisations, has officially recognized global warming and need for action Whilst the major world religions can boast some great green principles at their core such as moderation, limiting waste and caring for nature, they have been rather slow to acknowledge […]

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Sefirat HaOmer: 49 Steps Upward

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The 49 days between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot are a stairway to spiritual renewal. Sefirat HaOmer – the literal counting of seven week’s days in Jewish tradition- is drawing to a close with the upcoming Shavuot holiday (Tuesday night). Reflecting the Biblical commandment to sacrifice a measure of the new barley harvest at […]

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Holland’s Proposed Ban on Ritual Slaughter Affects Jews and Moslems

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Holland, where religious tolerance has been known since the 16th century, proposes a step backwards to the Dark Ages. Although here on Green Prophet we advocate adding more vegetables to your diet, we acknowledge the human appetite for meat. In Holland, about 45.000 Jewish and  945.000 Moslem citizens eat only meat slaughtered according to religious […]

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Ohev Sholom is America’s First Jewish “Energy Star”

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As California’s LEED synagogue hits the auction block, a more sustainable “light unto the nations” might be the DC synagogue’s Energy Star rating. Larry reports. Orthodox Judaism rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as energy conservation. And from the outside, there’s little to suggest that Washington DC’s Ohev Sholom — which brands itself “The […]

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Help Save The World’s First Green Synagogue

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Help save the world’s first green synagogue which is currently under threat of closing down due to financial difficulties Here at Green Prophet, nothing makes us happier than when faith embraces green ethics. From anti-consumerist Ramadans, eco Passovers and Purims to celebrating the Persian autumn festival, there really is something that everyone of faith can […]

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Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees

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Myths and facts about the “Jewish Earth Day” This Wednesday evening and Thursday, Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shevat (15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat).  Tu B’shevat traditions include planting new trees, and eating dried fruit. Tu B’Shevat has also become the  Jewish Earth Day, to celebrate the environment […]

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8 Tips For Energy Efficiency “Miracle” This Hanukkah [SLIDESHOW]

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Celebrate the Hanukkah holiday by creating your own energy efficiency miracles! Among other things, the upcoming Jewish holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the fact that a one-day supply of oil miraculously lasted for eight days and nights. Jews all over the world observe the holiday by lighting candles in a menorah (or candelabra) for eight days. […]

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Feng Shui Meets The Middle East in Jewish Tradition

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Is Feng Shui kosher? An Israeli world musician Yisrael Borochov discovers some unusual connections between the Chinese practice of Feng Shui and ancient Jewish traditions of how to live in harmony with nature I was skimming through one of the main books dealing with detailing the Jewish mitzvas (commandments), and was really surprised to feel […]

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Build Next Year’s Sukkah With Hybrid Bamboo (aka Solar Schach)

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Is taking down this year’s sukkah already getting you thinking about next year’s? Have the end of the Jewish holidays, return to work, and impending cold weather got you down?  Fantasizing about next year’s warm evenings spent inside an outdoor sukkah (or temporary booth) might help fight that feeling.  This year’s much-publicized Sukkah City design […]

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Aish HaTorah Starting an Eco-Fellowship Program about Jewish Responsible Living

Aish’s eco-fellowships will teach young participants why being green is being more Jewish. Aish HaTorah, a leading organization in the realm of creative Jewish educational programs and leadership training, was founded in 1974 and has been trying to revitalize the Jewish community ever since. Now it is expanding its programming on Judaism and the environment […]

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How to make organic etrog Jam

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After the Hebrew holiday Succoth, families everywhere will have an extra etrog which can make a delicious jam. Just make sure the etrog is organic so you will avoid eating unwanted pesticides. Since the etrog is not normally cultivated for eating there are no limits on the pesticides that are used on the fruit. Here’s Green […]

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