Arboreal Wisdom? Epistemology and Ecology in Judaic Sources

Download PDF: Crane, Arboreal Wisdom Editor’s note: This piece was first presented at a conference on religion and ecology at Emory University titled “The Sacred Mundane” on September 10 and 11, 2015.  Practical Matters is pleased to feature some of the reflections from

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Hanukkah in America: A History

Download PDF: RV Hoelle, Hanukkah in America By Dianne Ashton New York: New York University Press, 2013. 343 pages.  $29.95. Hanukkah is one of the least important festivals in the Jewish religious calendar, yet it is one of the two holidays celebrated

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Visions of Ezekiel: A Documentary Film

Photo of Torah Ark by Siona Benjamin

About the Film This twelve-minute documentary examines how the practice of the visual arts can involve the religious identities of young people. In this film, created for Practical Matters by independent documentary filmmaker Sonia Narang, an Indian Jewish visual artist works

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