Episode 7: Ecology

Episode 7 · January 22nd, 2018 · 24 mins

About this Episode

In a wide-ranging conversation about ecology, Tu B'Shvat and shmittah (sabbatical year), Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Rabbi Deborah Waxman explore the ways in which Jewish tradition and ecological consciousness provide compelling models for resilience and sustainability.

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  • Adat Shalom — Adat Shalom has a rich and varied history, rooted in an evolving and active Judaism. We are a participatory member-led congregation of singles and families, dedicated to providing innovative and egalitarian services and leadership to our community.
  • Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) | Protecting Creation, Generation to Generation — The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) deepens and broadens the Jewish community’s commitment to stewardship and protection of the Earth through outreach, activism and Jewish learning.
  • Writings by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
  • 10 Prayers and Rituals for the Environment from Ritualwell
  • Hazon Shmita Project — The Shmita Project is working to expand awareness about the biblical Sabbatical tradition, and to bring the values of this practice to life today to support healthier, more sustainable Jewish communities.
  • Resilience.org — Resilience.org aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these.