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Garbage and donkey behind Savitri Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Point Finger at Polluter

India’s garbage problem. Despite the glorious esthetic and spiritual traditions, the problem of waste accumulation and inadequate disposal is undermining India’s life and beauty. Change is coming but slow.

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The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

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Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

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Garbage and donkey behind Savitri Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Point Finger at Polluter

India’s garbage problem. Despite the glorious esthetic and spiritual traditions, the problem of waste accumulation and inadequate disposal is undermining India’s life and beauty. Change is coming but slow.

Read More »

The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

Read More »
Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

Read More »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

Read More »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

Read More »
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