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Jewish Leaders Speak Up for Climate Action

“The world is on fire and God is calling upon us to act.” So says the initial statement issued last week by Shomrei Breishit, an international, multi-denominational network of rabbis and cantors providing a Jewish religious voice on climate change. In the Jewish tradition, rabbis and cantors wake people of faith from inaction and ignite […]

November 20th

Answering Our Prayers Before We Speak Them

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, originally posted on Ma’yan Tikvah’s Divrei Earth Connections. Everything is about connections. Connections across space. Connections across time. Connections in thought and spirit. Connections between. Connections among. Just connections, nothing else. That’s what prayer is about. That is what faith is about. That is what life is about. In this week’s parashah, […]

November 17th

Al Chet — Confession for the Earth

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, originally posted on Ma’yan Tikvah’s Divrei Earth Adapted from the traditional Jewish High Holiday liturgy and works by Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Rabbi Daniel Nevins (which I found at, and, at the suggestion of Rabbi Judy Weiss, material from the Jewish Climate Action Network of Boston created with the help of Gary Rucinski. Note: Hyperlinks […]

October 1st

WATCH: Why Pray Outside?

It’s hard to deny the divine, unearthly feeling looking at the high ceilings and bright, colorful windows of churches like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. And as I ran my hands along the pillars of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul or reverently walked along the ruins of Israel’s ancient synagogues, I felt a tie to the many […]

July 24th

Why Pray Outside?

EdenKeeper is excited to announce “Why Pray Outside?”, a new event on July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm PST with Rabbi Katy Z. Allen of Ma’yan Tikvah, a congregation without walls, in Wayland, Mass. Allen is a “nature chaplain” — a term she invented. In a broad sense, nature chaplaincy can mean anything having to do […]

July 15th