Discussion - Judaism and ... the Environment
Presented by Rabbi Enid Lader. Judaism emphasizes our need to preserve our natural resources and create new ones for future generations. The Jewish concept of baltashchit, "do not destroy," forbids needless destruction. We are encouraged l'vadahul'shamrah, "to till and to tend," to become the Earth's stewards. Sources from the Bible and rabbinic teachings will inform our discussion on our concerns about climate change, clean water and environmental health.