Classical Rabbinic Steps Toward a Theology of Environmental Torah

By Jonah Steinberg

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

The rabbinic legacy, on the whole, teaches a law-based optimism with respect to humanity and our play with the fire of creation here on earth. It may indeed seem inevitable that humankind will prove itself to have been a bad idea; but the audacity of the early rabbis was to suggest "in the face of all human mischief" that we may yet justify our existence through careful action and thereby become glorious creatures after all.

Topic: History, Environment, Jewish Text, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: Jewish Education News

Editor: Resnick, Judi

Volume/Issue: Vol. 28/No. 1

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Coverage: United States , World

Language: English

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Steinberg, Jonah. Classical Rabbinic Steps Toward a Theology of Environmental Torah. Jewish Education News. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). Summer 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4777


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