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Countering the Effects of Nature Deficit Disorder

Countering the Effects of Nature Deficit Disorder by Sarai Shapiro 11 Tamuz 5774 | July 9, 2014 When’s the last time you… played hide and seek in the woods listened to the call of the birds followed a deer trail to its

Raising Wise Humans

Raising Wise Humans Learning from the Garden of Eden by Sarai Shapiro, Wilderness Torah Youth Programs Director 5 Adar I 5774 | February 5, 2014 How have you truly learned, grown, and gained wisdom in your life? It is often in taking

Jon Young Conversation with Zelig Golden & Rachel Ruach

Jon Young Conversation with Zelig Golden & Rachel Ruch by Jon Young, Zelig Golden, Rachel Ruch & Sukkot on the Farm Community 17 Tishrei 5774 | September 21, 2013 Listen to the Conversation!

A Critical Time for Jewish Youth: Rethinking the Bar and Bat Mitzvah

by Sarai Shapiro & Zelig Golden August 16, 2013 | 10 Elul 5773 Again and again, we’re seeing the bar and bat mitzvah fail to address the urgent needs teens face today. While current bar and bat mitzvahs often provide a meaningful initiation into Judaism,

Putting B’nai Mitzvah Back Where it Belongs: In Nature

by Maggid Zelig Golden August 8, 2013 | 2 Elul 5773 While often providing a meaningful initiation into Judaism, today’s b’nai mitzvah experience does not meet the urgent needs of many teens, studies reveal. Upwards of 60 percent of Jewish youth consider their b’nai mitzvah

Reawakening the Indigenous Roots of Our B’nai Mitzvah Rite of Passage

by Maggid Zelig Golden & Sarai Shapiro 20 Sivan 5773 | May 29, 2013 “I experience B’naiture, as a parent, through the subtle changes in my daughter, and my relationship with her. It’s in the light that shines brighter after each session, the grace with

Earth Based Judaism – Reclaiming Our Roots, Reconnecting to Nature

Earth Based Judaism – Reclaiming Our Roots, Reconnecting to Nature Zelig Golden | July 9, 2010 Humanity’s current alienation from nature is unprecedented. As Wendell Berry explained in his seminal 1977 work The Unsettling of America, we are confronted with a “crisis of culture,” reflected

Out of the Book, Onto the Land

Zelig Golden | 12 Elul 5768 | September 12, 2008 We were not always the people of the book. Our Hebrew ancestors were the people of the land. They lived by the cycles of the moon and the sun, worked the earth for their food,