Intersection of Torah and the environment

Posted Friday, May 14th, 2010
Sparta Independent

Published: May 12, 2010

SPARTA — Beginning next week, The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute of Sussex County (located in Sparta) will explore the comprehensive and often surprising concepts, advice and guidelines that Jewish law, ethics, philosophy and mysticism have articulated about environmental issues.

In a series of hour-long classes given once a week as part of the JLI’s Torah Studies program, this study will delve into the complex interactions between man, nature and the Divine, and will enlighten our relationship with our natural environment, both as individuals and as responsible citizens.

The Torah has provided an extensive set of guidelines and wisdom for protecting the ecological balance and enhancing the natural environment.

These timeless teachings can inform the widest range of ecological issues faced by mankind today.

For dates, times or more information about these classes, 973-726-3333 or

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