I love the way the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade brings Jewish themes into its work. These inspirational Shabbat words sent out each week are truly meaningful, and very needed right now. Often, these messages have brought out deep discussion about Torah and Talmud that I’ve had with other Brigade members. As citizens and as Jews, […]

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ח׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 14, 2021)

Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world. That’s big stuff starting Monday evening! There is so much going on right now in preparation, for Rosh Hashanah, for the Labor Day long weekend, to cleanup from this latest deluge of water (so many plants knocked over and roots soaked) as well as the daily activities […]

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י״א בתשרי ה׳תשפ״ב (September 17, 2021)

By Justin Sundell-Thomas, Windy Meadow Homestead At my home in the foothills of the Berkshires, there’s always something contradictory and a bit wistful about the transition from July to August, and from the Hebrew months of Av to Elul. The peak of our summer harvest season is just starting, an abundance of peppers, tomatoes, and […]

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ח׳ באלול ה׳תשפ״א (August 16, 2021)