Preserving Creation

The wonders of God’s creation are all around us: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. But it is easy for us to take this bounty for granted—or worse, contribute to its destruction. It is our duty to tend to what has been given to us. These rituals and prayers remind us of the sacred nature of that task.
 

Latest Rituals

“May we never forget that we are all connected, historically, relationally, energetically, and that harm to one is harm to all.”
the sun is setting in an orange sky with purple sky on top of the orange. Wildflowers appear in the forefront of the sunset.
“May our planting cause multiple levels of life to abundantly flourish…”
seedling
“Through the hundreds of mitzvot / You are trying to teach us / How to live a life / In reverence of interconnection…”
Hand holding a glass ball reflecting a pink magnolia tree
A blessing for a day with clean air.
Open window with white frame
“May our breaths continue / And our health and the health of all / Be preserved / In this time of haze, fire and climate disaster.”
dandelion fluff blowing against a cloudy sunset sky
A complete ritual for monthly exams for all people with breasts
hand holding one apple blossom
Prayer for transferring a deceased body for the process of “natural organic reduction,” also known as “human composting”
small tree shown far away in bright green field with blue sky and clouds
“May I use these waters wisely”
A Ritual Honoring the Living Waters
“the prayer was dance”
light skinned young woman in a forest, hair blowing in the wind, arms swinging as if she is dancing. she wears a torqouise blue long tank top and jeans, and has long straight light brown hair.
This ritual can be used as a way to enter into a Tu B’shvat seder or teaching session or as an intention-setting or witnessing ritual for an environmental action
white hands cupping water over a body of water

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