Judaism and Environmental Ethics A Reader

ISBN-10: 0739101188

ISBN-13: 9780739101186

Edition: 2001

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List price: $52.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 6/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Rabbi Bradley Shavit is currently the dean of the conservative rabbinical seminary, the Ziegler School at the University of Judaism. He is the author of It's a Mitzvah! Jewish Living Step-by-Step (Behrman House) and has written more than 115 articles including Torah commentary for the Southern California Heritage.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Question
On Classical Judaism and Environmental Crisisp. 73
The Hebrew View of Naturep. 80
Concepts of Nature in the Hebrew Biblep. 86
The Forestry of the Prophetsp. 105
The Agricultural and Ecological Symbolism of the Four Species of Sukkotp. 112
Judaism and the Practice of Stewardshipp. 125
Man and Nature in the Sabbatical Yearp. 136
Commentary on the Book of Genesis, Chapter 1p. 143
The Ethical Question
Our Covenant with Stones: A Jewish Ecology of Earthp. 161
Created in the Image of God: Humanity and Divinity in an Age of Environmentalismp. 172
Is Gaia Jewish? Finding a Framework for Radical Ecology in Traditional Judaismp. 183
"One, Walking and Studying ...": Nature vs. Torahp. 206
Bal Tashchit: A Jewish Environmental Preceptp. 230
Contemporary Problems in Ethics from a Jewish Perspectivep. 250
The Philosophical Question
The Unnatural Jewp. 267
Some Thoughts on Nature and Judaismp. 283
Comments on the Unnatural Jewp. 286
Judaism and the Sanctification of Naturep. 289
Judaism and Nature: Theological and Moral Issues to Consider While Renegotiating a Jewish Relationship to the Nature Worldp. 297
Nature's Healing Power, the Holocaust, and the Environmental Crisisp. 309
Ethical Issues of Animal Welfare in Jewish Thoughtp. 321
Judaism and Animal Experimentationp. 333
Vegetarianism and Judaismp. 371
Sanctified Eatingp. 384
Bibliographyp. 410
Indexp. 415
About the Contributorsp. 420
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