Ecology & Torah
In this course Rabbi Leo Dee will discuss six major issues in ecology and explore the multiple Torah sources and commentators that deal with these complex and contemporary issues. In this course we will cover:
- Food production – what’s an ideal Torah lunch?
- Living sustainably – how does the Torah protect future generations?
- Consumerism – what are the limits?
- Ecosystems – what does the Torah teach us about food chains
- Climate Change – what does the Torah teach us to do about it?
- Prevention of cruelty to animals – what should our relationship be with our furry friends?
Rabbi Leo Dee was born in London, England. He studied at Yeshivat HaMivtar 2004-2008. In 2008 he became the Assistant Rabbi Hendon, United Synagogue, where he served until 2011. Rabbi Dee was the Senior Rabbi, Radlett, Hertforshire from 2011-2014. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University (1994) and a Masters in Public Heath from Hebrew University (2016). He spent 10 years working in Venture Capital before joining the Rabbinate. Rabbi Dee is currently working in the field of Torah and Sustainable Development.