Archive for August, 2007

Marbeh kahal, marbeh chayim …or does it just feel that way?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

The best comment so far on the synagogue-makes-you-live-longer threads making the rounds on the J-blogs.

Kehillot y’rakot….

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

The Forward‘s Rebecca Spence on green synagogues:

synagogues and Jewish organizations across the denominations are moving — some faster than others — toward better aligning their buildings and business practices with Mother Nature. For the most part, they"re joining the wider global shift toward environmentalism for distinctly Jewish reasons.

The article concludes by noting that “a host of synagogues …have opted to replace the electric light above the ark where the Torah is kept, known as the ner tamid, with a solar-powered fixture.”

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