Lamentations–the text traditionally read by Jews on Tisha b’Av– is not the first book that comes to mind when one is asked what the Tanakh has to say about the environment. But this text has some significant things to say about environmental ethics—specifically about the consequences of environmental destruction for humans. As we are forced to confront the reality and implications of unchecked climate change, Lamentations offers a prophetic and terrifying vision.
We are walking now. Together, in the wilderness, walking. It’s hot, and dry. Sometimes there’s no water, or the water we find has a bitter taste. We haven’t always known where our next meal will come from. Some people wish we’d never left Egypt. There’s a lot of complaining. Some days are really hard.
A Proposal to Build the III Temple with Bricks of Justice and Senseless Loving Kindness It has been almost a month since the beginning of the awakening of the Israeli public. The Israeli and the international media is mostly busy labeling, categorizing, predicting, pointing to what or who is missing, all but being present to [...]