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Womanhood, Water and Parshat Chukkas

Contributed by COEJL Intern Kate York I am thirsty. I get up from my desk, walk roughly 10 feet to a sink, and turn the tap. Cold, clean water rushes into my cup, on demand. A thoughtless endeavor. With modern … Read more »
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Want to Save the World? Start with Teens

Contributed by COEJL Intern Kate York The passing of knowledge from one generation to the next is a core philosophy of Judaism. We rarely get the opportunity to engage in this work hands-on, so we were especially excited to host … Read more »
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COEJL Lauds Rabbinical Assembly Climate Resolution

For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016 Contact: Liya Rechtman, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – The Rabbinical Assembly, an international association of Conservative rabbis, has passed a resolution in support of … Read more »
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The Oil and Gas Threat Map: Our Jewish Values

Contributed by Machon Kaplan Intern Sam Rubin As Jews, our sacred texts instruct us to properly dispose of waste. In Deuteronomy 23:14, we read: “And thou shalt have a paddle among thy weapons; and it shall be, when thou sittest … Read more »
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Jewish Council for Public Affairs adopts new climate change policy at annual meeting

Washington, D.C., May 25, 2016 – American Jewish community leaders from national Jewish organizations and Jewish Community Relations Councils across the country gathered last week for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio. There, they passed … Read more »
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