SPARK 2022 – Various Educators – Care for Mother Earth
Tauber SPARK 2022
Option 3: Why it’s our Obligation to Take Care of Mother Earth (The Torah Says So)
Taught by Rachel Siegal, Dr. Barak Gale and Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Session 1: To Till and to Tend the Earth – Rachel Siegal
Join Rachel Siegal of Hazon in exploring one of Judaism’s central tenets, to till and to tend the Earth. Our interest in the environment has deep roots! We’ll look at some traditional texts together to ground ourselves in ancient wisdom, and perhaps expand our own concept of sustainability to include some radical ideas around rest, release and justice.
Session 2: The Shmita of Shmitas – Jewish and Climate Time Coincide at 100 Seconds Before Midnight – Dr. Barak Gale
Not just a routine Shmita year, no nothing like it. The Shmita of Shmitas has dreadful warnings like “Code Red for Humanity.” Word has it that understanding the science of Climate Upheaval will not extract us from this existential threat – too bad, Dr. Barak Gale loves talking thermodynamics. This session will cover Jewish values, art, poetry, ritual, stories, successes, and yes, some science as well. Barak will persuade you how fun it is to share a poem or sing, say, Olam Hesed Yibaneh, if you testify at a hearing! We look forward to hearing from you and how you engage with your gusto, your heart and your faith. Make it fun. Make it prayer. Make it Tikkun Olam.
Session 3: Ethical Kashrut – Rabbi Dr Shmuly Yanklowitz
What is the relationship between ethics and kashrut in the 21st century? What are the trends occurring now? Learn Jewish texts with Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz about Jewish perspectives and explore new models of Jewish activism.
4:00 pm - 11:59 pm | This event is limited to 10 students in 6th/7th grade.Register…
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