"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


Reconnecting to Nature for Our Very Survival


Sandra B. Lubarsky

Northern Arizona University

Hiddur Mitzvah as an Eco-Theological Imperative


Natan Margalit


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


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?



Lawrence Troster

GreenFaith and Bard College


The Promise of Creation:  A Jewish Environmental Theology of Redemption