Science and Ecology

Eco-Judaism: Renewing Tu Bishvat

A contemporary form of Judaism that focuses on our relationship with the environment and expands the focus of Tu Bishvat.

“Grow, Grow”

Why the Torah equates human life with the life of a tree.

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?

What is Our Responsibility to Other Creatures?

A Jewish perspective on animal suffering and conservation.

Trees in Jewish Thought

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

Two Conservative Jewish Views on End-of-Life Issues

The Conservative movement validates two opinions on ceasing medical treatment for terminally ill patients.

Nature & the Environment Quiz

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

Wasteful Destruction

Judaism possesses the values on which an ecological morality may be grounded.

The Emergence Of Environmentalism

From the commandment not to cut down trees in war, we derive the prohibition against the careless destruction of nature.