Happy Monday! Today’s installment of service-inspired links from around the web includes touching personal essays, inspiring words by Jewish leaders, and tips on how to lead a more sustainable life. Enjoy!
- AVODAH DC published a blog post by corps member Jacob Siegel about breaking the cycle of consumption.
- The Forward published a compilation of inspiring advice given by Jewish commencement speakers including Elie Wiesel, Elena Kagan, and Thomas Friedman. My favorite line: “Everywhere, the world is in need of repair. Fix it,” via Tony Kushner. On a related note, check out Repair the World’s own roundup of inspiring commencement speeches.
- The Washington Jewish Week published a profile on the impact and service of the Religious Action Center, which turns 50 years old this year.
- In honor of ALS Awareness month The Huffington Post included a touching essay by Jamie Schler about her brother, his fight with Lou Gherig’s Disease, and a recipe for red velvet cake by Joan Nathan, which serves as a lasting link and memory of love and family.
- The Wise Earth blog published an interview with Rachel Kaplan who co-authored the book Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living.