What a Buddha Hand Made Me Realize About Tu B’Shvat

Tu B’Shvat is the best holiday a Jewish environmentalist could ask for. The New Year for the Trees gets us to think about the natural world, and indeed I’ve enjoyed that focus at Hazon’s Tu B’Shvat seders the last couple of years. However, my Tu … [Continue reading]

Tu B’Shevat For Kids

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Alright kids, it's almost time for Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees. First, we kick off the holiday by reading the story of Tu B'Shevat with one of our book reviewer Tamara Levine's new favorite books, Happy Birthday, Tree! written by … [Continue reading]

Tu B’Shevat Happy New Year Trees

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Tu B'shevat is very much a minor holiday to us today, perhaps it's because most of us no longer work the land to provide for our families and communities. Perhaps it's because few people care for the Earth as deeply as we once did. Whatever the … [Continue reading]

PunkTorah Radio: Kosher Vegan Cookbooks and Birthday Trees

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This week is all about Kosher Vegans, Tu B'Shvat and a big OneShul announcement! PunkTorah Radio: Kosher Vegan Cookbooks and Birthday Trees Also, subscribe on iTunes! … [Continue reading]

Parshah Beshalach: Mi Chamocha

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As my voice rises with that of the cantor, I tell myself my enthusiasm more than makes up for my staggering lack of singing ability. Shul is the only public place where I will bust out song with abandon, disregarding the sidelong glances thrown my … [Continue reading]