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Ecology and the Jewish Spirit : Where Nature and the Sacred Meet - Ellen Bernstein

Ecology and the Jewish Spirit

Where Nature and the Sacred Meet

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9781580230827
Number Of Pages: 288

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What is our place in nature? How can we protect what is sacred?

Respect for the holiness of creation, humans' duty to protect the natural world, reverence for the land--environmental beliefs and practices have been part of the fabric of Jewish life for centuries.

Ecology & the Jewish Spirit uncovers Judaism's ecological message, a message which offers us a newfound spiritual approach to the many-faceted world supporting us.

Respected experts from all walks of Jewish life, from Orthodox to Reform to secular, bring us a richer understanding of Jewish philosophy, law, anthropology, agriculture, and more. They bring to light the long-neglected environmental themes that are native to Jewish tradition--themes woven through ancient Jewish texts, the biblical creation story, Jewish law, the cycles of holidays and festivals, prayer, mitzvot (good deeds), and community.

The first book in the emerging field of religion and environment to reflect a Jewish ecological perspective, Ecology & the Jewish Spirit brings together the most eloquent voices on Judaism and ecology to describe the wisdom the Jewish tradition has to offer us.

But even more, it awakens us to the Jewish tradition's resources for creating an ecological vision which harmonizes naturally with our spiritual life.

Industry Reviews

"Highly readable...deftly crafted ... a treasure-trove of tools and insights for following the deep roots of Judaism in the soil of this planet." --Steve Curwood, host of National Public Radio's Living on Earth



"A rich collection of thinking and practices.... Challenges people of all faiths to examine their own traditions." --Rev. Lynne West, Environmental Justice Office, National Council of Churches

"Pioneering.... A winning, eclectic mix linking Judaism and ecology.... This book comes as a blessing." --Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Founding President of CLAL; President, Jewish Life Network

"For the first time, a book that illuminates the guiding role that nature plays in human affairs.... A welcome and powerful voice is now added to all those dedicated to preserving the integrity and sacred quality of the planet earth." --Thomas Berry, author, The Dream of the Earth

"A great resource for anyone seeking to explore the connection between their faith and caring for God's good creation, our environment." --Paul Gorman, executive director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment

"This timely collection, bringing out the ecological soul of Judaism, is a cause for celebration. Its many refreshing voices call Jewish spirituality to reawaken to its own glad reverence for Earth." --Joanna Macy, author, World as Lover, World as Self

"Ellen Bernstein's pathbreaking work helps us to rethink the meanings of Judaism's ancient texts as we struggle to find ways of resolving today's ecological dilemmas." --Carolyn Merchant, professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics, University of California at Berkeley; author, Earthcare "Highly readable deftly crafted a treasure-trove of tools and insights for following the deep roots of Judaism in the soil of this planet." Steve Curwood, host of National Public Radio's Living on Earth



"A rich collection of thinking and practices.... Challenges people of all faiths to examine their own traditions." Rev. Lynne West, Environmental Justice Office, National Council of Churches

Pioneering.... A winning, eclectic mix linking Judaism and ecology.... This book comes as a blessing. Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Founding President of CLAL; President, Jewish Life Network

For the first time, a book that illuminates the guiding role that nature plays in human affairs . A welcome and powerful voice is now added to all those dedicated to preserving the integrity and sacred quality of the planet earth. Thomas Berry, author, The Dream of the Earth

A great resource for anyone seeking to explore the connection between their faith and caring for God's good creation, our environment. Paul Gorman, executive director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment

This timely collection, bringing out the ecological soul of Judaism, is a cause for celebration. Its many refreshing voices call Jewish spirituality to reawaken to its own glad reverence for Earth. Joanna Macy, author, World as Lover, World as Self

Ellen Bernstein s pathbreaking work helps us to rethink the meanings of Judaism s ancient texts as we struggle to find ways of resolving today s ecological dilemmas. Carolyn Merchant, professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics, University of California at Berkeley; author, Earthcare

" "Highly readable deftly crafted a treasure-trove of tools and insights for following the deep roots of Judaism in the soil of this planet." Steve Curwood, host of National Public Radio's Living on Earth

"A rich collection of thinking and practices.... Challenges people of all faiths to examine their own traditions." Rev. Lynne West, Environmental Justice Office, National Council of Churches

Pioneering.... A winning, eclectic mix linking Judaism and ecology.... This book comes as a blessing. Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Founding President of CLAL; President, Jewish Life Network

For the first time, a book that illuminates the guiding role that nature plays in human affairs . A welcome and powerful voice is now added to all those dedicated to preserving the integrity and sacred quality of the planet earth. Thomas Berry, author, The Dream of the Earth

A great resource for anyone seeking to explore the connection between their faith and caring for God's good creation, our environment. Paul Gorman, executive director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment

This timely collection, bringing out the ecological soul of Judaism, is a cause for celebration. Its many refreshing voices call Jewish spirituality to reawaken to its own glad reverence for Earth. Joanna Macy, author, World as Lover, World as Self

Ellen Bernstein s pathbreaking work helps us to rethink the meanings of Judaism s ancient texts as we struggle to find ways of resolving today s ecological dilemmas. Carolyn Merchant, professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics, University of California at Berkeley; author, Earthcare"

ISBN: 9781580230827
ISBN-10: 1580230822
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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