Environment

Environment

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 70th General Assembly Jewish tradition emphasizes that human dominion over nature does not provide a license to...
Year Adopted:
2009
48th General Assembly November 1965 San Francisco, CA "The earth is full of the fruit of Thy works....In wisdom has Thou made them all," declared the Psalmist. But America, in...
Year Adopted:
1965
In a resolution adopted in June 1978 in New York City, the UAHC Board of Trustees recognized the urgency of the energy crisis and stated that "the priorities of a national energy policy...
Year Adopted:
1979
WHEREAS environmental pollution is a crime against life, it results from our highly industrialized, mechanical society and exploding populations, afflicting areas both urban and rural...
Year Adopted:
1969
Background "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof" reminds us that we are only stewards of nature, obliged to cherish and preserve it. Jewish tradition is emphatic that human...
Year Adopted:
1991
Background "One generation goes and another generation comes, but the Earth remains forever" (Kohelet 1:4). This lesson from Tanach reminds us of our responsibility to ensure that God's creation...
Year Adopted:
2013
Adopted at the 61st General Assembly November, 1991 Baltimore, MD Background The Jewish community's mandate to cultivate, protect, and...
Year Adopted:
1991
57TH General Assembly November 1983 Houston, Texas Judaism affirms that the world is God's creation and that whoever helps to preserve it is doing God's work. We who...
Year Adopted:
1983
66th General Assembly December 2001 Boston, Massachusetts Background In Genesis we learn that when God placed the first human beings in the Garden of Eden, God gave...
Year Adopted:
2001

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