Is the Torah “Green”?

We have exceptionally good weather recently for this time of year, a phenomenon  that some attribute to climate change and global warming. What is the Jewish attitude towards the global warming? I think that the question of climate change is an empirical question and therefore Judaism doesn’t really have an opinion about it. In addition, I can’t give you my personal opinion because a. I am not a scientist and b. ...

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Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s Blog – The Heritage of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs – Vayeira 5776

Abraham and Sarah, the parents of the Jewish people were renowned for their kindness and hospitality and indeed their children have, for thousands of years, also been noted for their philanthropy.  Every Jewish community in the world, no matter how small or poor, has always had charitable societies and funds. A typical example was the Jewish community of Rome in the 17th century.  Although numbering only a few thousand, they ...

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