Endangered Species and Jewish Values

Endangered Species and Jewish Values

Excerpt: Specific concern about the destruction of a species was expressed centuries ago, as Nachmanides interpreted the following passage:

Do not take the mother bird with her young. (Deuteronomy 22:6)

Scripture forbids a destructive act that will cause the extinction of a species even though it has permitted the ritual slaughtering of that species.

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