bal taschit

“Grow, Grow”

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

Wasteful Destruction

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

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.