Jewish Energy Guide: Is it Jewish to be Green?
COEJL's Jewish Energy Guide
By: Naomi Tsur
Summary: Naomi Tsur, the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, explains how environmentalism is implicit in Judaism, and a moral and ethical responsibility for all Jews.
To many this may seem to be a stupid, or rather a redundant question: Should Jews support democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of worship? I am sure that no one will dispute the fact that climate change, alongside the dwindling of the world’s resources, constitutes one of the burning issues of our time. So let me rephrase the question: Should we be committed environmentalists because we are Jews, and does our faith and its practices prescribe our undertaking to address these issues, as part of our obligation to repair the world? Continue reading…