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[streaming] Environmental Ethics in Judaism
June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join Rabbi Greg Wolfe, Social Justice Committee, Adult Education Committee, and Israel Peace Alternatives in welcoming Israel Institute Teaching Fellow Yael Teff Seker, Ph.D. for the first of a series of three programs.
“Many see Judaism’s attitude towards nature as human-centered (anthropocentric), rather than nature-centered (biocentric), giving humans preference over other living things, and suggesting that nature is there to serve humans. However, I suggest that it supports the notion of humans as stewards of animals and plants, in charge of taking care of nature on God’s behalf, rather than (only) exploiting it. Moreover, certain Jewish rules (Mitzvot) and ethical guidelines suggest that this is a religion that sees the inherent significant of nature, plants, and animals as important in and of themselves. The lecture will discuss some of the most prominent religious and ethical guidelines that indicate that Judaism indeed supports a kinder, more moral, and more sustainable treatment of plants, animals, and the environment at large.”
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- Sarah Pattison