Trees, Torah and Caring for the Earth – Study Packet
What does the Torah say about the environment and Tu b'Shevat? Explore our collection of articles, stories, and Torah study materials.
New Torah Study Materials for 5771
Trees, Torah, and Caring for the Earth
by Dr. Akiva Wolff and Rabbi Yonatan Neril
That the New Year of the Tree has come to be associated with sensitivity to and appreciation of the natural environment is not by chance. Many Jewish sources connect trees with our proper stewardship of the earth. Understanding these teachings on Tu b'Shevat can help us improve our relationship to G-d’s creation, our world.
- For Communities: Study and Discussion Guide (PDF, 5 pages)
- For Schools: Lesson Plan
- For Speakers: Resources to help you organize a talk on Torah, Trees, and the Environment (PDF, 5 pages)
- For in-depth study: Comprehensive Torah Teaching on Trees and the Environment (PDF, 5 pages