Angry Seas, Tender Skies: Learning Climate Resilience Through Midrash
Hosted By: Hebrew College
What can Torah teach us about how to face a climate changing world? In this 3-part mini course, we will invite the ancient wisdom of midrash into conversation with the contemporary climate crisis, reflecting on our own climate resilience in the process. Powerful nature sources appear throughout Jewish literature, from the Torah to the Talmud, from mystical and Hasidic thought to contemporary Jewish eco-theologies. Using the core values of areyvut (personal and collective responsibility), teshuva (transformation / change), and rachamim (compassion) as guides, participants will draw on this well of Torah to identify strategies for building climate resilience personally and in our communities.
This class is for climate concerned folks of all identities and backgrounds. Midrashim will be provided in both Hebrew / Aramaic and with English translations and our time together will be a mix of chevruta (paired) study, group discussion, creative reflection, and questions to guide our thinking and resilience practice between classes.
May 12, 19, and 26
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