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SIMPLE ACTIONS FOR JEWS TO HELP GREEN THE PLANET

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While there are other books on the subject of Judaism and the environment, SIMPLE ACTIONS FOR JEWS TO HELP GREEN THE PLANET (Growth Associates / October 2011/ Softcover/ $17.99) is the only one that deals directly with specific actions and behaviors that Jews (and people of all faiths and backgrounds) can perform to become active in helping to green the planet.

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The Jewish heritage has a great deal to teach about the preservation and care of the planet, God’s gift to all of us. Drawing upon the wisdom of biblical, Talmudic, midrashic and other texts, as well as modern, reliable, scientific research, Rabbi Elkins lists scores of specific actions that we can perform to slow, and hopefully reverse, the deterioration of our environmental well-being.
While there are other books on the subject of Judaism and the environment, SIMPLE ACTIONS FOR JEWS TO HELP GREEN THE PLANET (Growth Associates / October 2011/ Softcover/ $17.99) is the only one that deals directly with specific actions and behaviors that Jews (and people of all faiths and backgrounds) can perform to become active in helping to green the planet.


Book Details:

Editor/Author:  Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins
Publication Year: 2011 | Location: Princeton, NJ | ISBN: 13-978-14637776
Book Type: Softcover | Pages: 236

Jewish Environmentalism

Reviews

  1. Senator Joseph Lieberman

    In this important book, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins reminds us all of the perils that our environment faces today, and he specifically challenges us to look to our heritage as a guide to becoming better stewards of our earth. As God commands Adam in the Book of Genesis to protect the garden, Rabbi Elkins too challenges us to be protectors of God’s good earth and everything that exists on it.
    -Senator Joseph Lieberman

  2. Dr. Jeremy Benstein

    This thoughtful guide to 21st century Jewish environmental living provides the context for contemporary Jewish eco-consciousness with a useful focus on how to actually walk the talk!
    Sybil Sanchez, Director – COEJL – Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life ***
    Finally! A big, green Jewish guide to how to live sustainably on this increasingly fragile planet of ours. There is much wisdom in the Jewish tradition for how to do this, and Rabbi Elkins is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher. He makes the much-needed connections between learning and life, in a way that is accessible, relevant and compelling. This book is a real contribution to an important and growing field, and should find its place in every Jewish school and home.
    -Dr. Jeremy Benstein, deputy director of the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, Israel

  3. Ruth W. Messinger

    This is an extraordinarily practical guide to what we all could and should be doing to reduce our own footprint in the world and to help live a commitment to the survival of our planet, and it is beautifully rooted in Jewish text and teaching. Read and ACT; lots of small steps will help make big change.
    -Ruth W. Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service

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