Category Archives: Jewish Environmentalism

Beyond Personal Virtue

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June 1, 2008

Lawrence Troster
It is time for Jewish environmentalism to move beyond an apologetic theology and an ethic of personal virtue to become more engaged with the many creative ideas that have been emanating from the general religion and environment movement. More »

A Renewable Light Unto the Nations

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June 1, 2008

Yosef Abramowitz
If Israel set a goal of 40 percent renewables by 2020, it would cast Israel not only as a responsible nation but also as a shining example of what can be accomplished by coordinated global action. More »

Sharing the Earth

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June 1, 2008

Andrea Cohen-Keiner and Rusty Pritchard talk about sharing the earth. More »

Judaism and Creation Theology

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June 1, 2008

Arthur Green
Creation has been the neglected question in modern Jewish theology. Partly because the issue did not fit well with the particularist agenda (“How are we different from our Christian neighbors?”), but also because we feared taking a clear position either supporting or opposing evolutionary theory, Jewish thinkers have remained mostly silent on the subject of life’s origins. More »

Broken Silence

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June 1, 2008

Andrew Silow-Carroll
Last year the New York Times ran a despairing series of articles on how hard it was becoming to prosecute street crimes because of witness intimidation. More »

Birds and Life

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June 1, 2008

The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature by Jonathan Rosen Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 336 pages, $24
Reviewed by Haim Watzman
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Discussion Guide – Jewish Environmentalism

June 1, 2008

Is energy conservation a matter of “personal virtue”? How is what we think, linked to what we do? How does our notion of stewardship inform our environmental practice? Should Israel renounce its nuclear energy program?