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What Would Noah Do? Shabbat Parshat Noah and A Global Climate Change Campaign (10/9 – 10/10)

        10/10/10 is a globally acknowledged date to help bring awareness to the significance of climate change.  It is all too appropriate that Shabbat Noah falls out on the same weekend.  Our Shabbat and day of action is in participation with the 350.org campaign, an international effort that’s building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. August 23, 2010 By Dr. Mirele Goldsmith, environmental psychologist and sustainability consultant. Noah was 600 years old when God told him to build the ark.  How the hell did he do it? We really don’t know.  The Torah doesn’t say how Noah built the ark.  It just says that God told Noah he had 7 days to get it done.  And he did. What’s the message for us today?  Why have we chosen the Shabbat when we read the story of Noah as the day to commit ourselves to take action on climate change?   Because if Noah could do it, so can we. (more…)

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