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Three important new reasons to love the pomegranate
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
From a supplement protecting against neurodegeneration, to a study indicating the juice can reduce brain damage in embryos, pomegranate research is peaking in Israel.
The regal-looking pomegranate, ruby-red with a crown on top, ripens on Israeli trees just in time to decorate Jewish New Year holiday tables in early autumn. Each fruit has hundreds of edible juicy seeds, called arils, traditionally equated to the 613 commandments in the Torah.
18 Green Tips for Rosh Hashanah: An Eco-Kosher New Year
By Joe Laur for RecycleBank
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls during late summer/early fall, when we can reap the harvest not just of the land from the past year, but also our souls. Here are 18 tips from a slew of sources to make your Rosh Hashanah sweet and “eco-Kosher”; paying as much attention to natural laws as to Jewish Law.
Welcome Rosh Hashanah with mindfulness, sustainability, and joy
The holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the perfect time to let the blasts of the shofar shake you awake to the world around you. It’s a time to open up to new possibilities and be grateful for everything you have. And more than anything, Rosh Hashanah offers the opportunity for tshuva (returning/repentance) – to return to our best, most full versions of ourselves. As we turn inward, we have the chance to ask, “what impact do our actions have on our friends and family, our communities, and on the earth?”
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