Taking Care of the Environment

Question

Hi Rabbi, can you tell me anything that Judaism teaches about the importance of environmental protection? Thanks!

, 3 years

Answers

  1. Here’s one for you:

    A Midrash (Kohelet Rabbah 7:13) beautifully summarizes the Torah approach to environmental issues: When the Holy One, Blessed Be He, created the first man, He took him and showed him all the trees of the Garden of Eden and said to him, “See My works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are; and I created all of it for you. Be careful not to spoil or destroy My world, because if you spoil it, there will be no one after you to repair it”.

    Of course, there are many more texts and teachings regarding the importance of environmental protection.

     

     

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