When thinking about natural disasters, I most often consider the big impactful ones: hurricanes, twisters, tornadoes, or earthquakes. In 2011, Hurricane Irene had big impact in New England and on our regional agricultural sector. Yet, it is a severe drought, like we have now, that has a sustained impact without the big one-time punch, heart […]

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כ״ב בתמוז ה׳תשע״ו (July 28, 2016)

  Counting for the Climate – The Omer Challenge The Jewish calendar is largely agricultural, and beginning on the second day of Passover, we count the 50 days of the Omer, following the barley harvest until Shavuot. The Omer (“sheaf”) was a harvest-offering brought to the Temple. This ancient spring ritual of counting the Omer provides an […]

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ה׳ בניסן ה׳תשע״ה (March 25, 2015)

I woke up this morning, the morning after the People’s Climate March, with a song in my head: Poop makes soil, poop, poop makes soil, poop makes soil And Soil makes wheat And then the wheat makes pasta, wheat, wheat makes pasta Pasta makes you poop And then the poop makes soil… It’s catchy, especially […]

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כ״ז באלול ה׳תשע״ד (September 22, 2014)