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A d'var torah about the importance of agriculture and it's link to spirituality. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
A d'var torah about the importance of honoring land. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
A d'var torah about a modern application of the concept of sacrifice. Originally distributed for the Hazon CSA listserve.
A d'var torah about establishing a just society. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
A d'var torah about the importance of community infrastructure. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
The seven-week period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot (which begins the evening of June 7) is called sefirat ha-omer, the “counting of the omer.” I have been overwhelmed during this time of counting by the number of tragic storm reports being received from across the country. May the counting of the days for those affected by this spring’s disasters be as short as possible and may God grant the victims the strength and fortitude to speedily recover.
Originally published on May 31, 2011 on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog: http://blogs.rj.org/rac.
Adapted for Hazon from Daniel's piece for AJWS. Discusses the challenge of the "righteous" descriptor used to describe Noah and the complications of this description.
This dvar torah is a part of Jewcology’s “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment,” in partnership with Canfei Nesharim. Learn more at http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/Year-of-Jewish-Learning-on-the-Environment.
There are three key values our traditions teach us about caring for the environment: it is God's world, we do not control the world but are part of it, we must exercise power responsibly.