‘Jews were people of the land before we were people of the book’
A new generation goes back to the land, seeing new ways to connect to Judaism
A new documentary sheds light on how factory farming is poisoning us, and how an unlikely coalition of citizens is fighting back
My daughters may raise piglets, but they’re living a Jewish life
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
So much of the Talmud is about working the land, and the rules that govern labor, profit, and loss
On an agricultural farm in the Negev, visitors learn how to plant their own vegetable gardens for Tu B’Shevat
California citrus farmer John Kirkpatrick, a Presbyterian well-versed in Jewish agricultural law, is the only large-scale grower of etrogs in the U.S.
Myra Goodman, co-founder of Earthbound Farm, is the Brooklyn-born daughter of Holocaust survivors and an unlikely organic-food pioneer
The trend toward local and organic foods has also helped fuel a resurgence in Jewish farming, a seeming oxymoron that actually has a long and deep history in this country
First as cattle dealers and now as dairy farmers, the author’s family has long been defined by their cows. A trip back to their Bavarian homeland revealed this legacy to be more unusual—and fraught—than she’d ever imagined.
A Jerusalem farmers market brings produce across the Green Line