Ariel Vegosen and Rae Abileah: A Seed on the Seder Plate

Returning in springtime, with Passover on the horizon, has given us time to reflect on the liberation story of our ancestors and ask what needs liberating in our current world. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom:…

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Donna Schaper: Book Review – From the Psalms to the Cloud: Connecting to the Digital Age

You don’t have to be an environmentalist to wonder about technology. Will it be our great savior or will it be another thorn in the flesh, another opportunity to hear Thoreau’s lament? “Human beings”, he says, “have a tendency to become the t…

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Rabbi Howard Cooper: The Last Temptation of Noah

I once gave a sermon, at the Jewish New Year, during which a thunderstorm broke out and water started to pour through the synagogue roof. I’d like to claim that this was a cleverly-orchestrated special effects stunt that I’d managed to engi…

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