Environment

Dvar Torah

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.
A Ve'ahavta Tu b'Shvat message.
Written for the Hazon CSA newsletter, Tuv Ha'Shavua. Talks about the value of water in the parsha as related to the value of water in the US today.
An article on Jewish perspectives on water conservation. These materials are posted as part of Jewcology’s “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment,” in partnership with Canfei Nesharim. Learn more at http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/Year-of-Jewish-Learning-on-the-Environment.
This material was produced as part of the Jewcology project. Jewcology.com is a new web portal for the global Jewish environmental community. Thanks to the ROI community for their generous support, which made the Jewcology project possible. About the Authors: Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs Jewish Eco Seminars, which engages and educates the Jewish community with Jewish environmental wisdom. Since 2006, he has worked with Canfei Nesharim in developing educational resources relating to Judaism and the environment. He received a BA and MA from Stanford University, during which time he conducted research in Mexico on food issues. He completed his rabbinic studies at Yeshivat Hamivtar, and lives with his family in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yedidya (Julian) Sinclair is a writer and teacher. He is Senior Rabbinical Scholar at Hazon. Previously he was campus rabbi at Cambridge University where he also taught in the Divinity School. Rabbi Sinclair earns a living working in clean tech in Israel. He is currently Vice President and Head of Research at Gigawatt Global, an international solar developer. Before that he worked for two years on the founding team of Alma Ecocities Ltd where he was Director of Communications. He holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities as well as Orthodox semichah and lives in Jerusalem.
A dvar torah on the connection between the Shabbat and the environment. These materials are posted as part of Jewcology’s “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment,” in partnership with Canfei Nesharim. Learn more at http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/Year-of-Jewish-Learning-on-the-Environment.
Discusses the description of Noah as an "ish ha'adamah"- a man of the earth.

Offline Source Sheet

Source sheet on the prohibition against waste, posted as part of Jewcology’s “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment,” in partnership with Canfei Nesharim. Learn more at http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/Year-of-Jewish-Learning-on-the-Environment
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
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