Renewable Matter # 12 / September-October

On Climate We Need Environmental Justice

Rabbi Gianfranco Di Segni and Jeremy Benstein, professor of environmental ethics and associate director of the Heschel Center for Sustainability in Tel Aviv, explain the Jewish point of view on the challenge of recovering the balance between man and nature. 



 The etymology of “garden” (gan) in Hebrew is the same as “to preserve” or “to protect” (le-hagen). The passage from Deuteronomy (20:19-20) forbids destroying fruit trees even during war or when sieging a city. The...

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