With today's 10-second tease video with Matthew Broderick hinting at a "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" sequel, it is only fitting to take a close look at Ben Stein's ongoing legal battle with Kyocera. Stein, who played the memorable high school teacher in the 1986 movie ("Bueller? Bueller?) was set to film a commercial for Kyocera, the producer of cameras, copiers, printers, mobile phones, and the like.
Are you a Jewish environmental activist looking to join a community of like-minded individuals?
Or maybe you’re a Jewish educator searching for classroom activities that highlight the Jewish attitude toward protecting the environment?
Either way, you’ll find resources by logging onto Jewcology.com. The web portal for the global Jewish environmental community was launched this week by 19 Jewish environmentalists living in New York, California, Israel and beyond.
Each fall after the High Holidays have passed, the Jewish people move from comfortable homes into impermanent huts in backyards, driveways and on balconies for the festival of Sukkot. By eating and living in these fragile shelters, we train ourselves to temporarily subordinate our gashmiut (materialism) to the value of ruchaniut (spirituality).
Jewish groups have always recognized the importance of breaking our nation’s crippling dependence on foreign oil, much of it from unstable and sometimes antagonistic countries in the Middle East. And many regard the protection of our increasingly fragile planet as a reflection of core Jewish values.