Seeing Green: The message is loud and clear

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Is green the theme of the shofar this Rosh Hashanah season? In a year of sustainability and carbon footprints, high gas and hybrids, the shofar is the simplest, most eco-friendly method of reaching the Jewish community with a vital message.

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Legacy at Willow Bend celebrates grand opening this weekend

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Dream living has a new address for seniors: a 28-acre senior living community at Ohio and Spring Creek in Plano. The Legacy at Willow Bend hosts independent living in 12 villas and 103 apartments, 40 assisted-living one- and two-bedroom apartments, 18 memory care suites for individuals with early-onset dementia and a 60-suite skilled nursing site which provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services. There is a minimum age of 62 for members in the independent living residences.

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Shalom from the Shabbat Lady

Dear Families,

It is the month of Elul and we are getting close to the High Holy Days. I love the month of Elul because it is during this month that the shofar is blown daily. It is a fascinating practice and it reminds me of how practical Judaism is. If you are going to be ready to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, you need to start practicing. What a great idea! For those of us hearing the shofar, it reminds us to start “practicing” the changes we need to make in our lives for the new year.

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Ask the Rabbi

Dear Rabbi,

A company called Natural Burial of Portland, Ore., is selling “a variety of eco-friendly, biodegradable burial products including Ecopod, a kayak-shaped coffin made out of recycled newspapers,” according to the newspaper story. They will also offer “fair-trade bamboo caskets lined w/bleached cotton” and “more traditional-looking handcrafted coffins made of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.” Prices of the biodegradable containers start at about $100 for a basic cardboard box.

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In My Mind's I

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Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal published “Small Miracles for the Jewish Heart: Extraordinary Coincidences from Yesterday and Today” in 2002. And today is a very good day to pair one of its stories with a plea for action.

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