Publication Date: April 2009
Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)
Author(s): Robert Rabinowitz
Research Area: Culture and religion; Environment
Keywords: Environment; Community Relations; Global Responsibility; Jewish Ethics
Coverage: United States
The author recommends placing Jewish teachings related to environmentalism within a broader framework adapted to a world of global markets. He suggests using the framework of "covenant," or partnership between God and humanity. He presents five key aspects of the covenantal principle: (1) Global Responsibility; (2) Pragmatic Idealism; (3) Open conversations across boundaries; (4) Personal growth and social improvement; and, (5) Cautious optimism.
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