Protecting Our World
In Bereshit (Genesis 2:15) the Torah says the words, “To work it and to protect it” when referring to man and his place in the world. In this course Rabbi David Sedley will explore how the Torah alerts us to the importance of protecting the world from ecological disaster and the role of humans in saving or destroying the ecology.
Protecting Our World: Lesson 1
This class looks at some Jewish sources about ecology and the importance of protecting our planet so that we can pass it on to our children.
Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel - https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/david-sedley.