Jewish Environment

Tragedy of the Commons

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

Green Jews

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

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.

Jewish Teachings on Nature and the Environment

Is nature valued for itself or because it is necessary for the survival of humanity?

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.

Ecological Concerns in Rabbinic Literature

The ancient rabbinic sages did not see degradation of the natural environment as a systemic problem: but we can learn from their legislation addressing the more local environmental issues of which they were aware.