Science and Ecology
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 Tashchit: 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.
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.