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Awake in the Wild

As those who have read A Wild Faith or have participated in a TorahTrek program know, I believe mindfulness is key to a vibrant, healthy Jewish practice anywhere, and particularly in nature. In Mark Coleman, I have found a kindred soul. Enjoy his keen observations on mindfulness, nature and conscious living. Rabbi Mike Comins


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Creation & Evolution

In the battle between fundamentalists and atheists, Rabbi Arthur Green explores understanding evolution as divine revelation.


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The Earth in Jewish Perspective

Rabbi Jill Hammer is a pioneer in exploring and restoring the relationship between the Jewish People and the earth through Jewish thought and ritual. In the eJournal interview and a recent dvar Torah (commentary on the Torah), she shares her wisdom on Judaism’s historic connection with the land, and the need to recover and renew that relationship today.


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How the Jews Lost Nature

In the original draft of my book, A Wild Faith: Jewish Ways into Wilderness, Wilderness Ways into Judaism (Jewish Lights Publishing), I didn’t pull any punches. Mainstream Jewish theology, in my view, does not serve Jews who feel most spiritual in wilderness. But, I edited out the sections that I knew would arouse resistance among traditionalists. I want to share those sections now, to air those ideas and encourage the theological discussion. We will open up this essay to comment. Please join the discussion!


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Nature vs. Creation

A battle rages in our culture between fundamentalists and atheists, who pit religion and the Bible against science and evolution. Contemporary theologian and scholar of Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Arthur Green, PhD, explores a third way: understanding evolution as divine revelation—a sacred story capable of grounding a vibrant, eco-friendly Judaism for the 21st century.


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The Jewish Roots of Environmental Justice

Our featured teacher, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, has been leading the way on climate change for years through the work of his organization, The Shalom Center. If you haven’t already, it is time to join him, and Bill McKibben’s 350.org, to help move our society toward a sustainable relationship with the earth.