Judaism & the Natural World

The realities of both climate disaster and the current pandemic have increased the urgency of considering our relationship and responsibility to the natural world. This includes understanding the ways in which we are influenced by the non-human elements of our surroundings and how we influence those surroundings in return. Moreover, our relationship to nature can never be completely separated from our relationship to other human beings.

This seminar explores what Jewish sources and tradition teach us about our responsibility to the natural world, and how policies towards our surroundings ultimately impact other human beings. 

Seminar coordinated by David Zvi Kalman