Category Archives: Judaism and Environment

“Thinking Green: It’s Not Just a Virtue – It’s Your Jewish Duty”

press_daily_forward1A recent article by Jay Michaelson, published in the Jewish Daily Forward, was a great find, and an entertaining first exploration into aspects of Judaism relating to environmental issues.

“Preventing climate catastrophe is an ethical responsibility rooted in the fundamental values of our religious tradition. Like not doing unto others as we wouldn’t want them to do unto us. Like not stealing the resources of the future for our wasteful enjoyment today. Like not destroying God’s creation without regard to others who may want to use it. This isn’t tree hugging; it’s Torah.”

Read more here.