Science and Ecology

Tragedy of the Commons

A Jewish perspective on a seminal essay of the modern environmentalist movement

The Souls of Trees in Judaism

Jewish sensitivity to nature has existed for centuries

Green Jews

Jews need to put environmental issues higher on their agenda, the author argues.

"Whose Leaves Do Not Wither"

In Jewish sources, the leaf is a metaphor for the fragility and durability of life.

Rav Kook & Vegetarianism

This major 20th-century Jewish thinker saw vegetarianism as the biblical ideal to which humankind should work to return.

Sabbatical and Jubilee Years as a Social and Political Vision

Behind these biblical practices is a vision of how politics, economics, and relations to the environment should be structured that makes manifest spiritual concerns as well.

The Environmentally Conscious Jewish Home

For Jewish families, caring for the environment could be part of a wider consciousness of living in a world that is a divine gift.

Genetic Engineering: A Call for Restraint

A biblical prohibition against mixing species teaches us that we are partners in creation -- but with limits

Living an Environmentally Conscious Jewish Life

The Jewish spiritual tradition offers ways to think and act in harmony with nature and for the benefit of the environment.

Contemporary Environmental Concerns

Contemporary Concerns on Nature and the Environment. Jewish Nature. Jewish Environment.

Themes & Theology of Nature & the Environment

Themes and Theology of Nature and the Environment in Jewish Culture. Jewish Nature and the Environment.

Shemitah, the Sabbatical Year, and The Jubilee Year (Yovel)

The Sabbatical Year and Jubilee Year provided for a period of both social equality and ecological recovery.