environment

Dvar Torah

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Originally published on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog on 7/11/11
Originally published on May 31, 2011 on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog: http://blogs.rj.org/rac.
This piece examines the environmental implications of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and the need for increased legal safeguards to protect natural resources. Originally published in the Union for Reform Judaism's Ten Minutes of Torah series.
There are three key values our traditions teach us about caring for the environment: it is God's world, we do not control the world but are part of it, we must exercise power responsibly.
There are three key values our traditions teach us about caring for the environment: it is God's world, we do not control the world but are part of it, we must exercise power responsibly.
How do we transform the lesson of Tu BiSh’vat – our responsibility to care for the earth and honor the foods of the season – into something that is relevant to us at each meal with which we are blessed?
Relating the New Year of Trees to the work of disaster recovery when such devastation affects not only humanity, but the natural environment.

Offline Source Sheet

This is one lesson from the Big Green Jewish Edible garden resource for Key Stage 2 (Late Elementary) (http://ow.ly/5T6t6). Fusing Jewish texts, secular curriculum and hands on gardening, this resource inspires young people to understand the process of producing fresh fruit and vegetables and encourages them to eat healthily and sustainably
This source sheet comes from the introduction to the Big Green Jewish Carbon Ration resource (http://ow.ly/4AkVZ) and outlines general principles of Jewish environmentalism as well as specific Jewish values that relate to consumption of resources and can be applied to the possibility of carbon rationing
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