Memoir of a Jewish Dirt Farmer

By Daron Joffe

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), Fall 2008

The author argues that being a responsible steward of the earth is an inherent Jewish value reaching back to the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were placed to "till and to tend". He explains that most people in general are very disconnected from the earth, their food and the things they can do to make a difference. He believes people can improve their stewardship practices as producers, consumers, and advocates of environmental ethics in everyday life.

Topic: Morality, Environment, Ethics, Consumerism

Name of Publication: Jewish Education News

Editor: Resnick, Judi

Volume/Issue: Vol. 28/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Joffe, Daron. Memoir of a Jewish Dirt Farmer. Jewish Education News. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). Fall 2008:


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