Jews Against Hydrofracking

We aim to educate and mobilize the Jewish community against hydrofracking, an extreme form of natural gas extraction that uses huge amounts of water mixed with toxic chemicals. Hydrofracking pollutes the land, the air and the water, and poses serious risks to human health, especially to children. As Jews, we recognize our responsibility to safeguard the earth for our children and grandchildren. The expansion of hydrofracking is not aligned with our Jewish values.

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Earth Etude for Elul 12~Shmita: The Seven Year Switch
by Mirele B. Goldsmith This Rosh HaShanah is also the start of the Shmita, the Sabbatical Year.  The Torah’s Shmita focuses on land as the nexus of our relationship to Earth and demands that we let it rest from the damage caused by agriculture. To ensure that everyone can participate, all debts are released.  During the Shmita year ...

What American Jews Can Do for Israel’s Democracy
Voting green in elections for the World Zionist Congress can help repair the damage done by PM Netanyahu with his campaign rhetoric.

May I Have Your Vote for Green Israel?
Because people voted for the Green Israel slate in past elections, there have been major improvements in how the JNF does business. It has adopted significantly better policies on forestry, stream restoration, and soil reclamation. JNF is taking the lead on green infrastructure and has established a program to prioritize quality of life improvements in Arab communities that have long been neglected by the JNF. The JNF has power, and we can leverage that power by voting.

Stop Now! ‘Shmita’ and Climate Change
Climate change is not a scientific or technical problem. The science is clear and the solutions are ready; it is an ethical problem. Will we, who have benefited from the burning of fossil fuels, take responsibility for the damage and make it right? There are at least three lessons we can learn from shmita.