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Torah teachings about climate change l Worship


Last updated 12/5/2018 at Noon

The Torah’s continued relevancy in the modern world amazes me.

While I’m not claiming the Torah’s compilation of wisdom from 3,000 years ago anticipates global warming, I am saying it does offer ethical rules and values applicable to solving the problem.

First there’s Tikkun Olam, a concept about our obligation to “repair the world,” that is presented in Genesis, the first book of the Torah.

In Genesis we are called to “till and tend” the Earth, telling us that human dominion over nature does not provide a license to use and abuse the environment however we want.


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