Liz Galst

JNF ‘Greens’ Its Tree-Planting Program

It seems, at first glance, like an obvious idea for the Jewish National Fund: Take the organization’s signature program — tree-planting in Israel — and repackage it for a new generation and a new historical moment, as a way to combat global warming. (Trees absorb the primary greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, and transform it into wood.)

Stemming the Tide

This week, in synagogues around the world, Jews will read about a rapidly rising water table, a torrent that destroys nearly everyone and everything on the planet.In the story of Noah, this deluge is God’s doing. And after the waters have receded, God promises never again to destroy the world by flood. God does not promise, however, that