Eco-Activist Yeshiva in Jerusalem Brings the Torah Down to Earth

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The links between religion and environmental concern/activism are no news to Green Prophet.  We’ve covered them in our Eco Rabbi series, discussion of the environment and the Qu’ran, and in stories about multi-faith perspectives on the environment. But it was news to discover an Eco-Activist Beit Midrash (EABM) in Jerusalem’s Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, which, in […]

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Stephen Colbert on Israel's National Bird

When Israel declared its new national bird, Green Prophet was on the story. Little did we know that so was American fake newscaster Stephen Colbert, complete with Hebrew pronunciation. “Congratulations, Israel. Just as America soars like the might eagle, may you emulate the noble long-billed hoopoe by squirting fecal matter at intruders,” says Colbert. Colbert […]

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Eco Rabbi: Take the Hanukkah Challenge!

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A modified version of this post will be presented as part of Sviva Israel’s Eco Lights Hannukah Program Ever wonder why every day of Hanukkah we add another candle? The Talmud explains that this disagreement goes back to the great sages Hillel and Shamai. Hillel explains that we add another candle every day “for the […]

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