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Chai Mitzvah Program - Unit 3: Judaism and the Environment

Monday, June 14, 2021 4 Tammuz 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMVIA ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Judaism and the Environment 

How does Judaism view the relationship between human beings and the environment?

What are the sources of the Jewish obligation to care for the earth?

G-d created the universe and is the sole owner of all of creation.

Humans are responsible to care for G-d's creation and must not misuse it. Judaism asks us to balance two competing ideas as we relate to the world: "I am but dust and ashes" (spoken by Avraham in Genesis when he realizes he is bargaining with G-d over Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:27) and "The world was created for me" (a phrase from the Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 37b, illustrating that we are all unique individuals, though we are formed trom the same mold).

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