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Jewish ecological discourse has shown that Judaism harbors deep concern for the well-being of the natural world. However, the movement has not articulated a Jewish theology of nature, nor has it submitted the sources of Judaism to a systematic, philosophical examination. This volume intends to contribute to the nascent discourse on Judaism and ecology by clarifying diverse conceptions of nature in Jewish thought and by using the insights of Judaism to formulate a constructive Jewish theology of nature. The twenty-one contributors consider the Bible and rabbinic literature, examine the relationship between the doctrine of creation and the doctrine of revelation in the context of natural law, and wrestle with questions of nature and morality. They look at nature in the Jewish mystical tradition, and they face the challenges to Jewish environmental activism caused by the tension between the secular nature of the environmental discourse and Jewish religious commitments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780945454366
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Religions of the World and Ecology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Arizona State University.

Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard is Director of Organizational Development and Member of the Faculty at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.

Eliezer Diamond is Rabbi Judah A. Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Michael Fishbane is Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies, and Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies, at the University of Chicago. Among his many books are Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israeland Judaism: Revelation and Traditions.

Stephen A. Geller is Professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Jerome Gellman is Professor of Philosophy at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheba, Israel.

Neil Gillman is Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

Arthur Green is Philip W. Lown Professor of Jewish Thought at Brandeis University.

Mark X. Jacobs is Executive Director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.

Edward K. Kaplan is Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Research Associate of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, and Chair of the Program on Religious Studies at Brandeis University.

Barry S. Kogan is Clarence and Robert Efroymson Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Religious Thought and Philosophy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Jon D. Levenson is Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

Shaul Magid is Associate Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

David Novak is J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Shalom Rosenberg is Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Elion Schwartz is Director of the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership.

Moshe Sokol is Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Touro College.

Elliot R. Wolfson is Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.

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Table of Contents


Lawrence E. Sullivan

Series Foreword

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Introduction. Judaism and the Natural World

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

I. Constructive Jewish Theology of Nature

A Kabbalah for the Environmental Age

Arthur Green

Toward a Jewish Theology of Nature

Michael Fishbane

II. The Human Condition: Origins, Pollution, and Death

The Ecology of Eden

Evan Eisenberg

How Much Is Too Much? Conventional versus Personal Definitions of Pollutions in Rabbinic Sources

Eliezer Diamond

Jewish Death Practices: A Commentary on the Relationship of Humans to the Natural World

David Kraemer

Response. Mastery and Stewardship, Wonder and Connectedness: A Typology of Relations to Nature in Jewish Text and Tradition

Eilon Schwartz

Ill. The Doctrine of Creation

Nature's Answer: The Meaning of the Book of Job in Its Intellectual Context

Stephen A. Geller

Creation in the Bible and in the Liturgy

Neil Gillman

The Doctrine of Creation and the Idea of Nature

David Novak

Response. Natural and Supernatural Justice

Jon D. Levenson

IV. Nature and Revealed Morality

Concepts of Torah and Nature in Jewish Thought

Shalom Rosenberg

Respect for Nature in the Jewish Tradition

Lenn E. Goodman

What Are the Ethical Implications of Jewish Theological Conceptions of the Natural World?

Moshe Sokol

Response. Construction, Discovery, and Critique in Jewish Ecological Ethics

Barry S. Kogan

V. Nature in Jewish Mysticism

Mirror of Nature Reflected in the Symbolism of Medieval Kabbalah

Elliot R. Wolfson

Nature, Exile, and Disability in R. Nahman of Bratslav's "The Seven Beggars"

Shaul Magid

Early Hasidism and the Natural World

Jerome (Yehudah) Gellman

Response. The Textualization of Nature in Jewish Mysticism

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

VI. From Speculation to Action

Reverence and Responsibility: Abraham Joshua Heschel on Nature and the Self

Edward K. Kaplan

Can Judaism Make Environmental Policy? Sacred and Secular Language in Jewish Ecological Discourse

Tsvi Blanchard

Jewish Environmentalism: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges

Mark X. Jacobs

Select Bibliography

Notes on Contributors


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