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October 4, 2015 | 21st Tishrei 5776
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Judaism & the Environment

Look at My works! How beautiful and praiseworthy they are! ...Be careful [though] that you don’t spoil or destroy my world—because if you spoil it, there is nobody after you to fix it. (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13)

Read about why greening is a Jewish issue and then use these resources to incorporate environmental issues into Jewish studies, holiday programming and to learn more about what Israel is doing (or what you can do for Israel) to further shomrei adamah - watching over the earth.

These resources will help you and educators incorporate environmental issues into adult study and religious school curriculum.

Jewish Texts
Jewish texts which can be used as the basis of a text study or as a page of Living Talmud on contemporary environmental issues. They can also be used simply to provide a starting point for discussion.

Responsa, Worship Resources, Jewish Teachings & "Green" Sermons
Articles, prayers and sermons about environmental responsibility.

Holiday Guides
Use these resources to incorporate environmental awareness into holiday celebrations.

Israel and the Environment
There are many organizations in Israel dedicated to tackling the environmental challenges of the region. Learn more about the issues they tackle and how you can get involved by visiting their websites.

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