Science and Ecology

Science and Ecology

Nature & the Environment 101

To whom does the earth belong?

Science and Ecology

Jewish Science 101

To what extent do Judaism and science collide?

What Is “Ethical” Kashrut?

Bringing animal treatment, workers' conditions, and environmental issues to a kosher table.

Ethical Treatment of Animals in Judaism

The concept of Tzaar Baalei Hayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.

Science & Judaism Quiz

How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?

What Is Shmita, the Sabbatical Year?

The Torah calls for Jews to work the land six years and let it rest in the seventh.

Albert Einstein

The genius physicist's Jewish activism, while less famous than his theory of relativity, was significant.

Judaism & Science in History

Jewish tradition and scientific reasoning provide two different and sometimes contradictory sources of truth, and Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have struggled to address these contradictions.

Pe’ah: The Corners of Our Fields

Rabbinic commentators interpreted the law of leaving the corners of one's field for those in need in light of their own concerns about the poor.

Eco-Kashrut: Standards for What and How We Eat

Incorporating environmental concerns into to the Jewish dietary laws.

Finding Meaning in an Ancient Farming Law

Why Shmita, the commandment to let Israel's farmland rest every seven years, is relevant even for today's urban Diaspora Jews.

Sustainable Jewish Eating

What does it mean to eat in a Jewish way?

Trees in Jewish Thought

Jewish sources single out trees as one of the most important aspects of the natural world.

Nature & the Environment Quiz

How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?