We’ve seen how environmentalism can be applied to studies of literature, but what about Torah learning?
While our Eco-Rabbi is one example that it’s possible to view Torah from an environmental perspective, there are other paths to environmental Torah learning blossoming all around us.
Today we’d like to spotlight Yakar, a synagogue and place of learning in Jerusalem’s idyllic neighborhood of Katamon. Yakar is holding a seminar tonight that will feature two parts. The first will be a lecture by the head rabbi of Yeshivat Petach Tikvah, which will address the issue of whether environmentalism and Jewish law are harmonious or opposed.
The second part will be a workshop led by SPNI on such subjects as garbage disposal, environmentally-friendly ways to clean for Passover, and the Seder from an environmental perspective.
More details about this event can be obtained by calling this number: 052-480-4903