Judaism and the Environment

Resource GuideCompiled by Dave Aftandilian


Bernstein, Ellen. 1998. Ecology and the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet. Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Publishing.

Elon, Ari, Naomi Myra Hyman, and Arthur Waskow, eds. 1999. Trees, Earth, and Torah: A Tu B’Shvat Anthology. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society.

Hadassah and Shomrei Adamah. 1993. Judaism and Ecology. New York: Hadassah.

Isaacs, Ronald H. 1998. The Jewish Sourcebook on the Environment and Ecology. Northvale, N.J. and Jerusalem: Jason Aronson.

Kalechofsky, Roberta. 1998. Vegetarian Judaism: A Guide for Everyone. Marblehead, Mass.: Michah Publications.

Rose, Aubrey, ed. 1992. Judaism and Ecology. London: Cassell Publishers.

Schochet, Elijah Judah. 1984. Animal Life in the Jewish Tradition: Attitudes and Relationships. New York: Ktav.

Schwartz, Richard H. 2001. Judaism and Vegetarianism, third edition. New York: Lantern Books.

Stein, David, ed. 1991. A Garden of Choice Fruit: 200 Classic Jewish Quotes on Human Beings and the Environment. Wyncote: Shomrei Adamah.

Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava, ed. 2002. Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed Word. Cambridge, Mass.: Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Div. School.

Toperoff, Shlomo Pesach. 1995. The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson.

Waskow, Arthur, ed. 2000. Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought, Volumes 1 and 2. Burlington, Vt.: Jewish Lights Publishing.

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