Miscellaneous

May 30, 2013

Tisha B’Av marks the culmination of a three-week mourning period that begins on the fast of the 17th day of Tamuz—when Jerusalem’s walls were breached by Rome—and intensifies during the final nine days. During the three weeks, marriages are not held and observant Jews refrain from listening to music, dancing, pleasure trips, hair cutting, shaving CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Here are some resources for learning more about Tu B’Shevat and Jewish environmentalism. “To Till and to Tend: A Guide to Jewish Environmental Study and Action,” published in 1994 by the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, 443 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016-7322. Phone (212) 684-6950. An overview of Jewish environmental issues, CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Winter is a funny time to celebrate Tu B’shevat, the Jewish Arbor Day. Bare branches still silhouette the sky; white obscures green, and the earth seems to shiver instead of blossom. In Israel, of course, the rainy season has passed and the first buds begin to appear around Tu B’shevat, the fifteenth of the Hebrew CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

The Never-Ending Greenness – Woldman, Neil Something Different – Konigsberg, Rachael Ha-etz Ha-nadiv (The Giving Tree) – in Hebrew VIDEO Trees for Tomorrow and Tomorrow VIDEO Grandpa’s Tree List of Jewish Holiday Resources Available at the Aaron H. Leibtag Resource Center of the Center for Jewish Education 5800 Park Heights Avenue (410) 578-6943CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Amazing environmental facts How long do you think it takes paper to decompose? 2-5 months Orange peel? 6 months Plastic bag? 10-20 years Shoes? 24-40 yearsCONTINUE »