In my neighborhood, at my shul Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, a 70-year-old native Dogwood tree anchors the front lawn. Every autumn, it bears loads of red ripe berries to offer. A dozen species of birds reply to this offering and then, in payment, deposit the tree seeds from their last meal. Hundreds of baby trees germinate each year, but the rabbit eats most and the landscapers would eliminate the leftovers.

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י״ד באייר ה׳תשפ״א (April 26, 2021)

4.2.2020 Friends, I hope you are able to stay safe and healthy, physically and emotionally, in this time of great upheaval. Amidst all of the uncertainty, it is clear we will not be gathering as originally planned on May 31 for the Jewish Sustainable Food Fest. Our ability and comfort to get together in such […]

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ח׳ בניסן ה׳תש״פ (April 2, 2020)

With Rabbi Getzel Davis & Leora Mallach How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. This class meets for six Tuesday […]

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ט״ז באייר ה׳תשע״ט (May 21, 2019)