Science and Ecology

Science and Ecology

Jewish Science 101

To what extent do Judaism and science collide?

Judaism and Pets: Questions and Answers

What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.

Judaism and Mental Illness

While Jews were instrumental in establishing the field of psychology, the Jewish community is not always comfortable dealing with those who suffer from psychiatric conditions.

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 Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.

Bal Taschit: The Torah Prohibits Wasteful Destruction

Fruit trees cannot be destroyed in war, and the Jewish legal tradition takes this to be a paradigm for any act of despoliation.

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 and Dogs

Today domesticated canines are beloved pets, but traditional Jewish texts were uneasy about these creatures.

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.