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Colleen Hastings
Creighton University
Hitchcock, Room 304D
2500 California Street
Omaha, NE 68178

(402) 280-2303

colleenhastings@creighton.edu

 

"The Mountains Shall Drip Wine": Jews and The Environment

Sunday, October 28 and Monday October 29, 2007

 

Dean Bell

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

 

The Trembling of the Earth: Jewish Descriptions of Earthquakes in the Early Modern World

Ellen Bernstein

Hebrew College

 

The Natural Intelligence of the Song of Songs

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

Wheaton College, MA

Kabbalah, Food, and Sustainability

Daniel Hillel

Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University

 

The Role of the Environment in Shaping the Evolution of Jewish Culture, as Reflected in the Hebrew Bible

 

Philip Hollander

Tulane University

Ideology and Changing Attitudes Toward the Environment in Two Israeli Films: Sallah Shabbati and James’ Journey to Jerusalem

Barbara Lerman-Golomb

Hazon

Reconnecting to Nature for Our Very Survival

 

Sandra B. Lubarsky

Northern Arizona University

Hiddur Mitzvah as an Eco-Theological Imperative

 

Natan Margalit

Hazon

A Tree of Life: Text and Nature Working Together


Gary A. Rendsburg

Rutgers University

From Desert to Sown: Israel’s Encounter With the Land of Canaan

Nigel Savage

Hazon

Food For Thought: How the New Jewish Food Movement Provides a Fresh Route Into ‘Judaism and The Environment’

Martin Shukert

Omaha, NE

Green Judaism and the Design of Communities: A Practitioner’s View

Jonah Steinberg

Hebrew College

Classical Rabbinic Steps Toward a Theology of Cosmic and Environmental Torah

Alon Tal

Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University

 

What Makes Jewish Environmentalism Jewish?

 

Keynote

Lawrence Troster

GreenFaith and Bard College

 

The Promise of Creation:  A Jewish Environmental Theology of Redemption