Jeremy Benstein is the fellowship director of the Abraham Joshua Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership in Tel Aviv.
Articles by Jeremy Benstein
Biodiversity is God’s Glory
The Bible portrays 'the earth and the fullness thereof' as the stuff of the divine presence. Diminishing biodiversity, then, diminishes God's glory.
Genetic Engineering: A Call for Restraint
A biblical prohibition against mixing species teaches us that we are partners in creation -- but with limits
Advertising and the Tenth Commandment
Advertising deals in dissatisfaction, argues one environmental activist. We buy to cure deficiencies that ads mercilessly invent, encouraging us to covet what others have.
Stop the Machine! — The Sabbatical Year Principle
The biblical shemitah represents an alternative to the consumer society.
Urbanization and Land Use: A Biblical Model
The design of the Levites’ urban settlements featured open spaces and regional integration.
Humans as Guests in God’s World
A talmudic metaphor teaches that human beings are responsible for ensuring that the world achieves global environmental sustainability.
The Earth’s Reward: Enjoy Its Fruit, but Protect Its Fruitfulness
The Torah teaches us to value human life -- as part of a sustainable world.