"This isn't tree hugging; it's Torah."

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olivebranch.jpgI don't know much about Judaism, I admit, but I'm learning. The various festivals around food are obviously great - I love hamantaschen, plus the cheesecakes traditional on Shavuot - but more appealing still is the idea of tikkun olam, or "repairing the world". 

Many have taken this idea to imply or support environmentalism (obligatory Obama link), and Jay Michaelson has a great piece which drew my attention to the concept. The quote above is taken from his article.

As Knesset elections approach, and with some polls showing the local Greens strong enough to get elected, a green tinge to the results would surely also help strengthen the position of those seeking peace in the region.

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