Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader

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Martin D. Yaffe
Lexington Books, 2001 - Philosophy - 422 pages
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On classical Judaism and environmental crisis Jeremy Cohen -- The Hebrew view of nature E.l. Allen -- Concepts of nature in the Hebrew Bible Jeanne Kay - The forestry of the prophets Aldo Leopold -- The agricultural and ecological symbolism of the four species of Sukkot Arthur Scheffer -- Judaism and the practice of stewardship David Ehrenfeld and Philip J. Bently -- Man and nature in the Sabbatical Year Gerald Blidstein -- Commentary on the book of Genesis, Chapter 1 Robert D. Sacks -- Our Covenant with stones : a Jewish ecology of earth Bradley Shavit Artson -- Created in the image of God : humanity and divinity in an age of enivronmentalis Lawrence Troster -- Is Gaia Jewish? finding a framework for radical ecology in traditional Judaism Eric Roseblum -- "One, walking and studying..." : nature vs. Torah Jeremy Benstein -- Bal Tashchit : a Jewish Environmental precept Eilon Schwartz -- Contemporary problems in ethics from a Jewish perspective Hans Jonas -- The unnatural Jew Steven S. Schwarzschild Some thoughts on nature and Judaism David Ehrenfeld and Joan G. Ehrenfeld -- Comments on the unnatural Jew Jeanne Kay -- Judaism and the sanctification of nature Michael Wyschnogrod -- Judaism and nature : theological and moral issues to consider while renegotiating a Jewish relationship to the natural world Eilon Schwartz Nature's healing power, the Holocaust, and the environmental crisis Eric Katz -- Ethical issues of animal welfare in Jewish thought Ze'ev Levy -- Judaism and animal experimentation J. David Bleich -- Vegetarianism and Judaism J. David Bleich -- Sanctified eating Leon R. Kass.
 

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Contents

On Classical Judaism and Environmental Crisis
73
The Hebrew View of Nature
80
Concepts of Nature in the Hebrew Bible
86
The Forestry of the Prophets
105
The Agricultural and Ecological Symbolism of the Four Species of Sukkot
112
Judaism and the Practice of Stewardship
125
Man and Nature in the Sabbatical Year
136
Commentary on the Book of Genesis Chapter 1
143
The Philosophical Question
265
The Unnatural Jew
267
Some Thoughts on Nature and Judaism
283
Comments on the Unnatural Jew
286
Judaism and the Sanctification of Nature
289
Judaism and Nature Theological and Moral Issues to Consider While Renegotiating a Jewish Relationship to the Natural World
297
Natures Healing Power the Holocaust and the Environmental Crisis
309
Ethical Issues of Animal Welfare in Jewish Thought
321

The Ethical Question
159
Our Covenant with Stones A Jewish Ecology of Earth
161
Created in the Image of God Humanity and Divinity in an Age of Environmentalism
172
Is Gaia Jewish? Finding a Framework for Radical Ecology in Traditional Judaism
183
One Walking and Studying Nature vs Torah
206
Bal Tashchit A Jewish Environmental Precept
230
Contemporary Problems in Ethics from a Jewish Perspective
250
Judaism and Animal Experimentation
333
Vegetarianism and Judaism
371
Sanctified Eating
384
Bibliography
410
Index
415
About the Contributors
420
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Martin D. Yaffe is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and a member of the Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas. He is the author of Shylock and the Jewish Question (1997).

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