Category Archives: Eco-Judaism

Bringing Light into Dark Times ~ Ancient Tradition AND Modern Necessity

An extraordinarily bright and hope-filled invitation from Little Minyan Kehilla member Jodi Kushins to participate in this season of light with our brothers, sisters, cousins of multiple faith traditions which bring LIGHT into darkness when daylight becomes sparse in our hemisphere. … Continue reading

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As we Begin Again … How Does Torah Inform Us in the 21st Century?

This post is based on an essay by Joseph Gindi which is the first in a new series from American Jewish World Service (AJWS) entitled  JustThought. This monthly publication will dive deeply into a key issue or question. For their inaugural post, AJWS examines the … Continue reading

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Mo’adim l’Simcha ~ Festival of Joy … Sukkot Bounty and Responsibility

Many of us, even those of us who were raised in Jewish homes, did not grow up with a sukkah in our backyards. There was a sukkah built at the synagogue and we decorated it together, maybe had a festive … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Celebration our Yamim Nora’im 5777 ~ Days of Awe 2016

          Click here to access our full schedule for the Days of Awe 5777                                       The Yamim Nora’im ~ Days of … Continue reading

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Speaking to the Rock ~ The Power of our Tone and Body Language in Speech

This week, Chukat, in our cycle of Torah, we remain in the wilderness/B’midbar (also know as Numbers) continuing both the journey of learning “the rules” of behavior and right relationship, and the physical journey of travel from slavery in Egypt to the promised … Continue reading

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Revelation on the Farm ~ Receiving Torah in Community

Sunday, June 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 at Over the Fence Urban Farm Shavuot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Torah, has its roots in agriculture, although it is liturgically and, in celebratory customs, linked to the revelation of Torah … Continue reading

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Let My People Go! The Dark Side of Chocolate

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED … IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RECEIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT WHEN RESCHEDULED, PLEASE CONTACT US AT littleminyan@littleminyan.org During Passover, we retell the biblical story of our liberation from slavery. So central to Judaism is this … Continue reading

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Eco-Kashrut, Wellness, and Ritual ~ A 21st Century Perspective on Parshat Shemini

The ritual sacrifice chronicled in the book of Leviticus/Vayikra could turn many of us (so removed from the meat that magically appears on our tables) into vegetarians, especially if we were to construct in our minds a big-screen, motion picture (a … Continue reading

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Mini Minyan’s March Mitzvah Month ~ NOT Just for the Kids!!

Mitzvot (plural of mitzvah) are commandments. Traditionally, we talk about mitzvot as the commandments in Torah ~ 613 in number and some, relating to notions that many 21st century Jews would suggest are archaic and irrelevant today.  But when you talk about … Continue reading

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Renewal of Life Reflected in Kabbalistic Seder of Tu B’Shvat

The Little Minyan Kehilla’s intergenerational Tu B’Shvat celebration will commence with a kid-friendly, multi-generational hands on activity at 2:45 p.m. and continue with a Kabbalistic Tu B’Shvat seder from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Location: Antrim Park Shelter House, 5800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, 43085 … Continue reading

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