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September 2012/Elul 5772 Newsletter
  Elul 5772/September 2012

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Sweeten Your New Year with Fair Trade Organic Kosher Certified Honey!

Rosh Hashanah begins on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 and this year you have more choices than ever for dipping apples into Fair Trade Kosher honey.

Wholesome Sweetner’s HoneyWholesome Sweetener’s Organic Raw and Amber honeys, certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, come from Fair Trade cooperatives in Mexico, so the farmers also receive a “sweet” and fair wage. To find a store near you, go to their website.
Organic Raw HoneyTrader Joes’ Organic Raw Honey also comes from bee-keeping cooperatives in Mexico, and is simply the uncooked “unadulterated nectar” of jungle wildflowers. It has Circle K (OK) Kosher certification and is available in all their stores.
Wholesome Sweetner’s HoneyGloryBee produces a variety of OU Kosher Pareve certified Fair Trade organic honey product – 12 oz. Honey Bear, a variety of HoneyStix, and jars of Raw Honey.. You can buy them on-line or find a local store that carries them.

Decorate Your Sukkah with Jewish themed banners!

Jewish Spiritual BannerYou asked for it, and this year the Jewish Spiritual papel picado (paper cut) banner is available in plastic as well as paper - great for outdoor use anywhere! It’s composed of 10 sheets, with designs including a Star of David, chamsahs, Tree of Life, and a dove carrying an olive branch.
FTJ's Jewish Blessing FlagsAlso available are our Jewish Blessing Flags, with blessings of Love, Compassion, Loving kindness, Peace, Healing, Respect, and Justice, based on ancient Jewish tradition. Order a set on-line by September 24 to make sure they arrive on time.

SALE on Women’s Crocheted and Beaded Kippot from Guatemala

Crocheted and Beaded KippotWe’re offering a Pre-Rosh Hashanah sale on these beautifully hand crafted kippot/yarmulkes10% off and free shipping! They’re available in 5 different styles and 8 colors. Must be ordered by September 11 to arrive in time for Rosh Hashanah.

Blog - The Brawl Over Fair Trade Coffee

The Brawl over Fair Trade CoffeeThe controversy about Fair Trade USA's resignation from the international Fairtrade Labeling Organization keeps heating up! Here's our blog post about a comprehensive review that was recently published in "The Nation."

2013 Fair Trade Calendar
Photo Winners Announced

Fair Trade Calendar Photo WinnersEvery year the Fair Trade Resource Network and Fair Trade Federation hold a photo contest to select the photos featured in the annual calendar. Over 85 photos were submitted, and 2300 voted for their favorite photos featuring artisans and farmers from countries around the world. Here are the winning photos!
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