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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Barking up the right tree

By Tami Lehman-Wilzig February 1, 2012

There's something about trees. Shel Silverstein's children's book classic "The Giving Tree" proves the point: Trees are sustenance. They provide comfort and love, even shelter. Unconditional love is what they bestow. But do we give back? As Tu B'Shvat...

Laborers in Jerusalem collecting plastic containers for
recycling from a plastic recycling container.

In Israel, composting and recycling programs in new ecology push

By Jessica Steinberg, JTA February 1, 2012

JERUSALEM—The still-new recycling center in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem is fairly quiet on a crisp winter afternoon. Several people drive in to drop off their recycling—from old printers and batteries to aluminum pans, plastic containers...

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