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Doesn't the verse "...Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it; have dominion over...every living thing...." (Genesis 1:28) seem to teach disrespect and egocentric insensitivity to the environment. What is Judaism's attitude to environmental issues?

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I was recently elected to the City Council of Crawfordsville, Indiana, where I live. There will be a swearing-in ceremony in a couple weeks. I will be sworn in using a copy of "the Bible" but wasn't sure if I should use a Chumash or the entire Tanach. Do you happen to know what Senator Joe Lieberman used? Thank you for your help!   Ethan J. Hollander Associate Professor Department of Political Science Wabash College

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Dear Rabbi, in our country many people torture their parents mentally or physically and throw them beside road or in an old people's home. There are many old people whose children never come to visit them and do not give them any money. I want to help them by making a home for them and provide their basic needs. Will Hashem help me fulfill my plan?
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As a gardener I need to know if an elderberry tree can be cut down as it is riddled with black fly, drops black fly on all below so nothing grows and is spreading and eating into an apple tree growing right next to it? Thank you. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach