Food & Ethics

Dvar Torah

A d'var torah about a modern application of the red heifer story. Originally distributed for the Hazon CSA listserve.
A discussion about blessings and intention. Originally published for the Hazon CSA Listserve.
How do we transform the lesson of Tu BiSh’vat – our responsibility to care for the earth and honor the foods of the season – into something that is relevant to us at each meal with which we are blessed?
This material was produced as part of the Jewcology project. Jewcology.com is a new web portal for the global Jewish environmental community. Thanks to the ROI community for their generous support, which made the Jewcology project possible. About the Authors: Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs Jewish Eco Seminars, which engages and educates the Jewish community with Jewish environmental wisdom. Since 2006, he has worked with Canfei Nesharim in developing educational resources relating to Judaism and the environment. He received a BA and MA from Stanford University, during which time he conducted research in Mexico on food issues. He completed his rabbinic studies at Yeshivat Hamivtar, and lives with his family in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yedidya (Julian) Sinclair is a writer and teacher. He is Senior Rabbinical Scholar at Hazon. Previously he was campus rabbi at Cambridge University where he also taught in the Divinity School. Rabbi Sinclair earns a living working in clean tech in Israel. He is currently Vice President and Head of Research at Gigawatt Global, an international solar developer. Before that he worked for two years on the founding team of Alma Ecocities Ltd where he was Director of Communications. He holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities as well as Orthodox semichah and lives in Jerusalem.
Originally published for the Hazon CSA listserve. Relates the action of growing food and breeding animals to magic.
A d'var torah that reflects upon the idea of the census that occurs in the Torah. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.

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This is the first part of a resource designed as a suppliment for Jewish communities and schools to Equal Exchange's comprehensive Fair Trade curriculum for 5th-8th graders,which can be found at:http://www.equalexchange.coop/educationaltools
LimmudPhilly Jewish Learning Conference February 22, 2009 Aaron Finkelstein
This is the second part of a resource designed as a suppliment for Jewish communities and schools to Equal Exchange's comprehensive Fair Trade curriculum for 5th-8th graders,which can be found at:http://www.equalexchange.coop/educationaltools
This is the third part of a resource designed as a suppliment for Jewish communities and schools to Equal Exchange's comprehensive Fair Trade curriculum for 5th-8th graders,which can be found at:http://www.equalexchange.coop/educationaltools
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