The world is in bad shape and not in a metaphorical sense. No I mean the earth – the giant rock that we all live on – is in really bad shape. As of May 31, 2012, carbon dioxide readings are above 400ppm, 50 ppm more than the generally accepted “safe levels” of carbon dioxide [...]
It was an exciting weekend for me as an aspiring rabbi not only because I got to connect with friends and colleagues from across the Jewish environmental world, but because I felt in this diverse community a swelling energy, excitement, and thirst for deep learning of Jewish texts and deep conversation about how these texts relate to our lives as farmers, teachers, and consumers today.
This week in our year-long class on Exodus our discussion focused on Moshe’s identity struggle as played out by his early forays out into the broader world, being incensed by the injustice all around him, wondering which side he is on and in to which world he belongs. This tension is highlighted in Exodus 2.11-12 [...]