environment

A Prayer for the Planet

Instead of assuming that humans can fix every problem, the prayer humbly asks God to bless creation again.

The Earth as a Source of Wonder

The Jewish practice of blessing natural phenomena awakens us to the fact that the earth is a wonder, a witness, and a spiritual mystery.

8 Ways to Make Your Hanukkah More Eco-Friendly

Green tips for the Festival of Lights.

What Is Shmita, the Sabbatical Year?

The Torah calls for Jews to work the land six years and let it rest in the seventh.

Genesis and Human Stewardship of the Earth

As humans and Jews we have a responsibility to take care of the earth.

Reconnecting to Passover’s Roots

Using Passover as an opportunity to go green.

Significance of Birkat Hahammah

In Birkat Hahammah (the Blessing of the Sun), the rabbis acknowledged the power of nature, but put the emphasis on its Creator.

Lessons for Regional Planning

The biblical "migrash" principle provides a response to urban sprawl.

The Blessing of Rain

We must pray for beneficial rain, and then follow through with environmental action.