America & Civil Religion

Everybody has a religion. For some, this religion is theological. For others, it is the religion of science. In fact, most have a religion of nationality.

Religion is the belief in and worship in a superhuman controlling power.

Google Dictionary, February 2020

To fully appreciate this conversation, some history may be of benefit for the reader…

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Environmentalism & Tu B’Shevat

What is Tu B’Shevat?

Some call it the new year for trees. Other call it the birthday for trees. Our mesora, however, teaches us that it’s celebrated as the new year for trees but actually marks the birthday of the tree – Aytz Chaim – the tree of life. Found in the Garden of Eden, this tree may not be accessible to us at the present moment, but it’s impact affects us to this very day.

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