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Heard of Holy Water? It’s Time for Kosher Water.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome recently banned bottled water from all city offices and functions (Yishar Koa’ch!). A recent documentary film and book, Thirst, by Deborah Kaufman (founder of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival) and Alan Snitow asks whether water is a public resource or a commodity to be bought and sold for profit. From political debates over pollution, to controversies over public control vs. privatization, to the very personal dilemmas of whether you should carry bottled water, there is truly “water, water, everywhere.”

How should the Jewish community respond to these global and local water crises?

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