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Praying for Rain Amidst Droughts and Storms

Fresh Updates from RAC » Environment   |   Oct 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Last night we celebrated Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Sukkot. As the final day of the fall harvest chag, Shemini Atzeret includes a special prayer for rain called Tefillat Geshem. In the Biblical state of Israel (as opposed to in river-crossed Egypt) rain had incredible significance and was central to the continued viability of […]

I am the Walrus

Fresh Updates from RAC » Environment   |   Oct 3, 2014 12:00 AM
There are 35,000 walruses stranded right now on the beaches of northwest Alaska. Walruses, which rely on sea ice to rest periodically, are having a harder and harder time finding it in the Bering Sea due to ice sheets melting from rising global temperatures. Scientists, including those at the Walrus Research Center in Anchorage Alaska, […]

Green Tishrei Challenge: BYO Grocery Bags

Fresh Updates from RAC » Environment   |   Sep 29, 2014 12:00 AM
Happy New Year and welcome to the Jewish month of Tishrei! The Jewish new year is a time for rededication and reflection, looking back on what we’ve done right in the past year and what we would like to do better in the year ahead. As I return to the RAC from my Rosh Hashanah […]
For more than 30 years, the Reform Movement has been committed to protecting the environment.
From wetland destruction to mountaintop removal coal mining, clean water issues effect nearly every facet of our lives.
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We currently face the greatest rate of species extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, with drastic implications for both ecological and human health and well-being.
There are currently more than 70,000 chemicals in use in the United States, and little is known about the health effects of the vast majority of these chemicals.
About half our national forests have been seriously affected by logging, mining, road building, and other ecologically damaging activities. Explore the challenges facing our forests, public lands, and natural resources.



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