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Adler, Esther. “Trees in the Bible.” Pamphlet. New York: Jewish National Fund, Dept. of Education, 1990. 


Allen, E. L. “The Hebrew View of Nature.” The Journal of Jewish Studies 2, no. 1 (1951): 100–104. 


Alon, Azaria. The Nature and History of the Land of the Bible. Jerusalem: Steimatsky Agency and the Jerusalem Publishing House, 1978. 


Alpert, Rebecca T., and Arthur Waskow. “Toward an Ethical Kashrut” Reconstructionist 52, no. 5 (1987): 9–13. 


Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books, 1981. 


Anderson, Bernard W. ‘Human Dominion Over Nature.” In Biblical Studies in Contemporary Thought: The Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Volume of the Trinity College Biblical Institute, 1966–1975, edited by Miriam Ward, 27–45. Burlington, VT: The Institute, 1975. 


Aronson, Robin. “Animal Life in Light of Jewish and Christian Traditions.” The Melton Journal no. 24 (Spring 1991): 8. 


Artson, Bradley Shavit. “Each After Their Own Kind: A Jewish Celebration of Biodiversity.” Tikkun 12, no. 5 (September-October 1997): 43–45. 


________. God of Becoming and Relationship: The Dynamic Nature of Process Theology. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publications, 2013.


________. It’s a Mitzvah! Step-by-Step to Jewish Living. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House; New York: Rabbinical Assembly, 1995. 


________. “Our Covenant with Stones: A Jewish Ecology of Earth.” Conservative Judaism 44, no. 1 (1991): 25–35. 


________. Renewing the Process of Creation: A Jewish Integration of Science and Spirit. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2016.


Attar, Alain. “Environmental Issues in Judaism.” The Jewish Educator 2, no. 3(Summer 1999): 12-16. 


Bak, Benjamin. “The Sabbatical Year in Modern Israel.” Tradition 1, no. 2 (1959): 193–99. 


Bal Tashchit” Encyclopedia Talmudica III: 335–37. Jerusalem: Talmudic Encyclopedia Institute, 1978. 


Belkin, Samuel. “Man as Temporary Tenant” In Judaism and Human Rights, edited by Milton R. Konvitz, 251–58. New York: Norton, 1972. 


Belser, Julia Watts. Power, Ethics, and Ecology in Jewish Late Antiquity: Rabbinic Responses to Drought and Disaster. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Bemporad, Jack, et al. Focus on Judaism, Science, and Technology. New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1970. 


Benstein, Jeremy. The Way Into Judaism and the Environment. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 2006. 


Bentley, Philip. “Rabbinic Response.” Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Annual Report, 93–97.  


________. “Rabbinic Sources on Environmental Issues.” Justice and Peace Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. 


Berin, Susan, ed. “Special Issue: Environment.” Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas 38, no. 651 (June 2008).


Berkowitz, Beth A. “Birds as Dads, Babysitters, and Hats: An ‘Indistinction’ Approach to the Mother Bird Mitzvah in Deuteronomy 22:6-7.” Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, November 26, 2021.


Berman, Louis A. Vegetarianism and the Jewish Tradition. New York: Ktav, 1982. 


Berman, Phyllis Ocean, and Arthur Ocean Waskow. Tales of Tikkun: New Jewish Stories to Heal the Wounded World. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1996. 


Berman, Saul J. “Torah and Environmental Ethics.” L’eylah Magazine, no. 34 (September 1992): 2–4. 


Bernstein, Ellen. “A Jewish Response to Earth Day.” Emanuel Spack Memorial Lecture, Kansas City, 3 April 1990. 


________. “A Meditation for Simhat Torah.” Genesis 2, 20, no. 2 (Autumn 1989): 36–39. 


________, ed. Ecology and the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1998. 


________. “The Bible Does Not Validate Endless Exploitation and Domination of the Environment.” Tikkun, September 27, 2021.


________. The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah. Millburn, NJ: Behrman House, 2020.


________. The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim, 2005. 


________. The Trees’ Birthday: A Celebration of Nature: A Tu B’Shvat Haggadah. Philadelphia, PA: Turtle River Press, 1987. 


Bernstein, Ellen, and Dan Fink. “Bal Tashchit.” In This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment, edited by Roger S. Gottlieb, 459–68. New York: Routledge, 1996.


________. “Blessings and Praise.” In This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment, edited by Roger S. Gottlieb, 451–58. New York: Routledge, 1996.  


________. Let The Earth Teach You Torah. Philadelphia, Pa.: Shomrei Adamah, 1992. 


Bernstein, Jeremy. “One, Walking and Studying: Nature vs. Torah.” Judaism 44, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 146–68. 


Beversluis, Joel D., ed. A Source Book for Earth’s Community of Religions. Revised Edition. Grand Rapids, MI; New York: CoNexus Press; Global Education Associates, 1995.


Biers-Ariel, Matt, Deborah Newbrun, and Michael Fox Smart, eds. Spirit in Nature: Teaching Judaism and Ecology on the Trail. Springfield, NJ: Behrman House, 2000. 


Bleich, J. David. “Judaism and Animal Experimentation.” Tradition 22, no. 1 (1986): 1–36. [Also in Animal Sacrifices: Religious Perspectives on the Use of Animals in Science, ed. Tom Regan, 61–114. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1986.] 


________. “Population Control.” In Judaism and Healing: Halakhic Perspectives, 51–54. New York: Ktav, 1981. 


________. “Vegetarianism and Judaism.” In Contemporary Halakhic Problems 3, 237–50. New York: Ktav, 1989. [Also appears in Tradition 23, no. 1 (1987): 82–90.] 


Blidstein, Gerald J. “Man and Nature in the Sabbatical Year.” Tradition 8, no. 4 (1972): 48–55.


________. “Nature in Psalms.” Judaism 13 (winter 1964): 29–36. 


Bloch, Abraham P. “Respect for Nature.” In A Book of Jewish Ethical Concepts: Biblical and Postbiblical, 267–70. New York: Ktav, 1984. 


B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. “Project E. A. R. T. H.” (“Everyone has A Responsibility To Our Home”). B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. 


Branover, Herman. “Towards Environmental Consciousness.” B’Or Ha’Torah 10 (1997): 11–15.


Brasch, R. The Unknown Sanctuary: The Story of Judaism, its Teachings, Philosophy, and Symbols. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1969. 


Bratton, Susan P. “The Natural Aryan and the Unnatural Jew: Environmental Racism in Weimar and Nazi Film.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas, 1997. 


Braude, William G. “A Midrash on the Growth of Population.” Tradition 13 (1972): 116–26. 


Brooks, David B. “Israel and the Environment: Signs of Progress.” Reconstructionist 55, no. 4 (1990): 17–19. 


Bulka, Reuven P. “A Blessing with an Ecological Mandate.” Ecumenism 134 (1999): 4-7.


Bunzl, Matti and Rachel Harrelock, eds. “Special Issue: The Land Issue.” AJS Perspective: The Magazine of the Association of Jewish Studies. New York: Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2014.


Bush, Lawrence. “Jewish Values and Environmental Awareness: The Progressive Use of (Uh-Oh) Religious Metaphor.” Jewish Currents 59, no. 5 (2005): 20-22. 


________.  “Judaism and Our Ecological Crisis.” Genesis 2 19, no. 3 (1988): 5–6.


________. “Religious Metaphors and the Environment.” Jewish Currents 59 (2005): 26-27.


Bush, Lawrence, and Howard Cohen. “Environmental Activism and Jewish Spirituality.” Reconstruction Today 9, no. 2 (Winter 2001/2002): 11-17. 


Cantor, Geoffrey, and Mark S. Swetlitz, eds. The Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of

Darwinism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Carmell, Aryeh. “Judaism and the Quality of the Environment.” In Challenge: Torah Views on Science and its Problems, edited by Aryeh Carmell and Cyril Domb, 500–25. New York: Feldheim, 1976.  


CCAR Journal. “Symposium on Judaism and the Environment.” (Winter 2001): 3-71. 


Clark, Bill. “The Trees in the Forest: How Restoration and Conservation Reclaimed a Desolate Land.” Israel Science (February-March 1989): 9–14. 


Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL). Caring for the Cycle of Life: Creating Environmentally Sound Life-Cycle Celebrations. New York: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, 1999. 


________. COEJL Guide to Speakers on Judaism and Ecology. New York: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, 1999. 


________. Operation Noah: A Jewish Program and Action Guide to Defending God’s Endangered Creatures and Habitats. New York: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, 1996. 


________. Operation Noah: Texts and Commentaries on Biological Diversity and Human Responsibility. New York: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, 1996. 


________. To Till and To Tend: A Guide to Jewish Environmental Study and Action. New York: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, 1994.   


Cohen, Alfred S. “Vegetarianism from a Jewish Perspective.” In Halacha and Contemporary Society, edited by Alfred S. Cohen, 292–317. New York: Ktav, 1984. 

________. “Zero Population Growth and the Torah.” Jewish Life 39, no. 4 (October 1972): 2–7. 


Cohen, Jeremy. “Be Fertile and Increase, Fill the Earth and Master It”: The Ancient and Medieval Career of a Biblical Text. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989. 


________. “On Classical Judaism and Environmental Crisis.” Tikkun 5, no. 2 (1990): 74–77. 


________. The Jew and the Modern Environment: A Case of Conflicting Values. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary, 1970. 


Cohen, Micahel. “In the Land of Green Zionism.” Reconstructionism Today 10, no. 2 (2002-2003): 22. 


Cohen, Noah J. Tsa’ar Ba’ale Hayim: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Its Bases, Development, and Legislation in Hebrew Literature. Jerusalem and New York: Feldheim Publishers, 1976. 

Comins, Rabbi Mike. A Wild Faith: Jewish Ways into Wilderness, Wilderness Ways into Judaism. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2007.


Cone, Molly. Listen to the Trees: Jews and the Earth. New York: UAHC Press, 1995.

Dafni, Amots, Theodora Petanidou, Irini Vallianatou, Ekaterina Kozhuharova, Cèsar Blanché, Ettore Pacini, Matin Peyman, Zora Dajić Stevanovic, Gian Gabriele Franchi, and Guillermo Benítez. “Myrtle, Basil, Rosemary, and Three-Lobed Sage as Ritual Plants in the Monotheistic Religions: An Historical–Ethnobotanical Comparison.” Economic Botany 74, no. 3 (September 2020): 330–55.

Davis, Ellen F. Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.


De-Shalit, Avner. “From the Political to the Objective: The Dialectics of Zionism and the Environment.” Environmental Politics 4, no. 1 (1995): 70–87. 


Diamond, Eliezer. “How Much is Too Much? Conventional Versus Personal Definitions of Pollution in Rabbinic Sources.” Paper presented at the Judaism and The Natural World Conference part of the World Religion and Ecology Conference Series. Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, February 22–24, 1998. 


Diamond, Irene. “Toward a Cosmology of Continual Creation: From Ecofeminism to Feminine Ecology and Umbilical Ties.” Cross Currents 54, no. 2 (2004): 7-16. 


Dobb, Fred_________. “Branching Out: The Growth of Jewish Environmental Literature.” Reconstructionist 64, no. 2 (2000): 79-85. 


_________. “The World as Sacred Space.” Reconstructionist 69, no. 1 (2004): 34-42.  



Dresner, Samuel. The Jewish Dietary Laws: Their Meaning for Our Time. New York: Rabbinical Assembly, 1982. 


Dresner, Samuel, and Byron L. Sherwin. “To Take Care of God‘s World: Judaism and Ecology.” In Judaism: The Way of Sanctification, 131–44. New York: United Synagogue of America, 1978. 


Ecology in Judaism.” Encyclopedia Judaica—CD-ROM Edition. Shaker Heights, OH: Judaica Multimedia International, 1997. 


Edelman, Lily, ed. Jewish Heritage Reader B’nai B’rith Book. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1965. 


Ehrenfeld, David, and Joan G. Ehrenfeld. “Some Thoughts on Nature and Judaism.” Environmental Ethics 7, no. 1 (Spring 1985): 93–95. 


Ehrenfeld, David, and Philip J. Bentley. “Judaism and the Practice of Stewardship.” Judaism 34, no. 3 (1985): 301–11. 


Eisen, Arnold M. Galut: Modern Jewish Reflection on Homelessness and Homecoming. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1986. 


Eisenberg, Evan. The Ecology of Eden. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. 


Elkington, John, and Julia Hailes. The Green Consumer Guide: From Shampoo to Champagne: High-Street Shopping for a Better Environment. London: Victor Gollancz, 1988. 

Elkins, Dov Peretz. Simple Actions for Jews to Help Green the Planet: Jews, Judaism, and the Environment. Charleston, SC: Createspace, 2011.


Elon, Ari, Naomi Hyman, and Arthur Waskow, eds. Trees, Earth, and Torah: A Tu B'Shvat Anthology. Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society, 1999. 


Eppstein, Lori. “The Redwoods and the Jews: A Story of Religion and the Environment.” Jewish Monthly 114, no. 3 (Jan/Feb 2000): 18-23. 


Eretz Yisroel: Settlement.” Encyclopedia Talmudica 3, 49–53. Jerusalem: Talmudic Encyclopedia Institute, 1978. 


Evenari, Michael, Leslie Shanan, and Naphtali Tadmor. The Negev: The Challenge of a Desert. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971. 


Farb, Peter, and Harry McNaught. The Land, Wildlife, and Peoples of the Bible. New York: Harper and Row, 1967. 


Feliks, Yehuda. Nature and Man in the Bible: Chapters in Biblical Ecology. New York: The Soncino Press, 1981. 



Fisher, Adam D. To Deal Thy Bread to the Hungry. New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1975. 


Fishkoff, Sue. Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority. New York: Schocken, 2010.


Flores, Albert, and Denise Taber. “Annotated Bibliography on Professional Ethics of Scientists: New Ethical and Social Issues Posed by Recent Advances in Science and Technology (1970–1980).” Research in Philosophy and Technology 5 (1982): 310–16. 


Fox, Marvin, ed. Modern Jewish Ethics, Theory, and Practice. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1975. 


Freudenstein, Eric G. “Ecology and the Jewish Tradition.” In Judaism and Human Rights, ed. Milton R. Konvitz. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1972. 


________. “Ecology and the Jewish Tradition.” Judaism 19, no. 4 (1970): 406–14. 


________. “Technology Assessment and the Jewish Tradition.” Conservative Judaism 27, no. 3 (1973): 44–52. 


Freundel, Barry. “The Earth is the Lord‘s.” Jewish Action 50, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 22–26. 


Friedman, Naomi, and De Fischler Herman, eds. The Green Shalom Guide: A How-to Manual for Greening Local Jewish Synagogues, Schools, and Offices. Takoma Park, MD: Shomrei Adamah, 1995. 


Gaster, Theodor H. Festivals of the Jewish New Year: A Modern Interpretation and Guide. New York: William Loane Associates, 1953. 


Gelernter, David. “In Rats We Trust.” The Washington Post, November 17, 1996. 


Gendler, Everett. “On the Judaism of Nature.” In The New Jews, edited by. James A. Sleeper and Alan L. Mintz, 233–43. New York: Random House, 1971.


________. “Our Environment: Jewish Study and Action.” Compass 13, no. 1 (1990): 11.


________. “The Earth‘s Covenant.” Reconstructionist 55, no. 2 (November-December 1989): 28–29, 31.


________. “Woodchucks in the Garden, Beavers in the Stream and Messiah Nowhere in Sight.” The Melton Journal no. 25 (Spring 1992): 16–17. 


Gershfield, Edward M. “My Zaida, the Ecologist.” Sh’ma 23, no. 447 (5 February 1993): 49–50. 


Gerstenfeld, Manfred. “A Jewish Perspective on Modern Environmentalism.” Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints, no. 367 (October 1, 1997). 


________. “Jewish Environmental Studies: A New Field.” Jewish Political Studies Review 13 (Spring 2001): 3-62. 


________. Judaism, Environmentalism, and the Environment: Mapping and Analysis. Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and Rubin Mass, 1998. 


________. “Neo-Paganism in the Public Square and Its Relevance to Judaism.” Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints, no. 392 (October 15, 1998). 


Gerstenfeld, Manfred, and Avraham Wyler. “The Ultra-Orthodox Community and Environmental Issues.” Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints 415 (October 1999): 1-7. 


Gilbert, Martin. Jewish History Atlas. London: Weindenfeld and Nicolson, 1969. 


Gillis, Michael. “Ecologism: A Jewish Critique.” L’eylah Magazine, no. 34 (September 1992): 6–8. 


Gillman, Niel. “Liturgical Transformation of Creation.” Paper presented at the Judaism and The Natural World Conference part of the World Religion and Ecology Conference Series. Harvard Divinity School, Center for the Study of World Religions, February 22–24, 1998. 


Gitlin, Lisa. “A Growing Passion: Jewish Women Discover Gardening.” Jewish Woman 5, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 16-21. 


Gluck, Shmuel. “Destruction of Fruit-Bearing Trees.” Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 38 (Fall 1999): 86-99. 


Golan, Patricia. “Blue and White and Green: No Longer a Marginal Issue.” Israel Scene (January-February 1990): 5–9. 


Goldberg, Avraham Hillel. “Akirat Etz Pri.” No’am 13 (1972): 203–21. 


Goldfarb, Myra Yellin. “Of Birds and Barbed Wire.” Moment 13, no. 2 (1988): 30–35. 


Goldman, Morris. “Man’s Place in Nature.” Tradition 10, no. 1 (1968): 100–15. 


Goldsmith, Mirele B. “Climate Change Is the Jewish Emergency You Should Be Talking About.” The Times of Israel, October 26, 2018.


Goodman, Lenn E. “Respect for Nature in the Jewish Tradition.” Paper presented at the Judaism and The Natural World Conference part of the World Religion and Ecology Conference Series. Harvard Divinity School, Center for the Study of World Religions, February 22–24, 1998.


Gordis, Robert. “A Basis for Morals: Ethics in a Technological Age.” Judaism 25, no. 1 (1976): 20–43.


________. “Job and Ecology (and the Significance of Job 40:15).” Hebrew Annual Review 9 (1985): 189–202. 




________. “Judaism and the Spoliation of Nature.” Congress Bi-Weekly 38, no. 5 (2 April 1971): 9–12. 


Gotfryd, Arych. “Global Ecology.” B’Or Ha’ Torah 10 (1997): 7–9. 


Gottlieb, Roger S., ed. This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment. New York: Routledge, 1996. 


Grams, Ileana. “The Holiness of Creation in Judaism.” Creation Spirituality 8, no. 3 (May-June 1992): 31–33. 


Green, Arthur. “A Kabbalah for the Environmental Age.” Tikkun 14, no. 5 (1999): 33-40. 


________. See My Face, Speak My Name. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1992. 


________. “Vegetarianism: A Kashrut for Our Age.” In This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment, edited by Roger S. Gottlieb, 301–302. New York: Routledge, 1996. 


Green, Harold P. “Human Values in a Technological Society.” Dimensions of American Judaism 5 (Winter 1971): 19–23. 


Greenberg, Irving. “Journey to Liberation: Sukkot.” Tikkun 3, no. 5 (1988): 34–37.


Greenspoon, Leonard J., ed. “The Mountains Shall Drip Wine: Jews and the Environment.

Omaha, NE: Creighton University Press, 2009.


Gross, Aaron. “Continuity and Change in Reform Views of Kashrut 1883-2002: From the Treifah Banquet to Eco-Kashrut.” CCAR Journal (Winter 2004): 6-28. 


________. The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.


Grossman, Karl. “How Green Are the Jews?” The Jewish Monthly (January 1991): 7–13.   


Hadassah and Shomrei Adamah. Judaism and Ecology. New York: Hadassah, 1993. 


Hareuveni, Nogah. Desert and Shepherd in Our Biblical Heritage. Kiryat Ono, Israel: Neot Kedumim, 1991. 


________. Ecology in the Bible. Kiryat Ono, Israel: Neot Kedumim, 1974. 


________. Nature in Our Biblical Heritage. Kiryat Ono, Israel: Neot Kedumim, 1980.


________. The Emblem of the State of Israel: Its Roots in the Nature and Heritage of Israel. Kiryat Ono, Israel: Neot Kedumim, 1988. 

________. Tree and Shrub in Our Biblical Heritage. Kiryat Ono, Israel: Neot Kedumim, 1984.


Harris, Monford. “Ecology: A Covenental Approach.” CCAR Journal 23, no. 3 (1976): 101–108. 


Helfand, Jonathan I. “‘Consider the Work of G-d’: Jewish Sources for Conservation Ethics.” In Liturgical Foundations of Social Policy in the Catholic and Jewish Traditions, edited by Daniel F. Polish and Eugene J. Fisher, 134–48. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983. 


________. “Ecology and the Jewish Tradition: A Postscript.” Judaism 20, no. 3 (Summer 1971): 330–35. 


________.  “The Earth is the Lord‘s: Judaism and Environmental Ethics.” In Religion and Environmental Crisis, edited by Eugene C. Hargrove, 38–52. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1986. 


Huttermann, Aloys. The Ecological Message of the Torah: Knowledge, Concepts, and Laws Which Made Survival in a Land of Milk and Honey Possible. St. Petersburg, FL: University of South Florida, 1999.


Hillel, Daniel. The Natural History of the Bible: An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Hirsch, Richard G. The Way of the Upright: A Jewish View of Economic Justice. New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1973. 


Hirsch, Samson Raphael. “Do Not Destroy!” In Judaism and Human Rights, edited by Milton R. Konvitz, 259–64. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1972. 


Hoenig, Sidney B. “The Sport of Hunting: A Humane Game?” Tradition 11, no. 3 (1970): 13–21. 


Hornstein. “The Farm Crisis: Jewish Community Response.” Shmate: A Journal of Progressive Jewish Thought 16 (Fall 1986): 22–25. 


Ish-Shalom, Benjamin. “The Concept of Nature in the Thought of Rav Kook.” Paper presented at the Judaism and The Natural World Conference part of the World Religion and Ecology Conference Series. Harvard Divinity School, Center for the Study of World Religions, February 22–24, 1998. 


Isaacs, Ronald. Animals in Jewish Thought and Tradition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.


________. The Jewish Sourcebook on the Environment and Ecology. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1998. 


Jackson, Adam. “Returning to Eden: Judaism and Ecology.” L’eylah Magazine, no. 34 (September 1992): 5–6. 


Jacobs, Louis. Jewish Personal and Social Ethics. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1990. 

Jegen, Mary Evelyn, and Brunno Manno, eds. The Earth is the Lord’s: Essays on Stewardship. New York: Paulist Press, 1978. 


Jewish National Fund On Campus. To Everything There is a Time and a Season. New York: Jewish National Fund. 


Jobling, David. “‘And Have Dominion …’ The Interpretation of Genesis 1, 28 in Philo Judaeus.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 8, no. 1 (1977): 50–82. 


________. “‘And Have Dominion …’ The Interpretation of Old Testament Texts Concerning Man‘s Rule Over the Creation (Gen. 1:26, 28; 9:1–2; Ps. 8:7–9) from 200 BC to the Time of the Council of Nicea,” Th.D. Dissertation, Union Theological Seminary (New York), 1972. 


Joerstad, Mari. The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics: Humans, NonHumans, and the Living Landscape. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019.


Jonas, Hans, and Arthur Green. “The Promise of Jewish Theistic Naturalism for Jewish Environmental Ethics.” Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, November 26, 2021.

Kadden, Barbara Binder and Bruce Kadden. Teaching Mitzvot: Concepts, Values, and Activities. Springfield, NJ: Behrman House Publishing, 2003.


Kalechofsky, Roberta. Judaism and Animal Rights: Classical and Contemporary Responses. Marblehead, MA: Micah Publications, 1992. 


________. “Judaism and Vegetarianism: In the Camp of Kibroth-Hattaavah.” Reconstructionist 52, no. 5 (1987): 14–17. 


________, ed. Rabbis and Vegetarianism: An Evolving Tradition. Marblehead, MA: Micah Publications, 1995.


Kaplan, Edward K. “Reverence and Responsibility: Abraham Joshua Heschel on Nature and the Self.” Paper presented at the Judaism and The Natural World Conference part of the World Religion and Ecology Conference Series. Harvard Divinity School, Center for the Study of World Religions, February 22–24, 1998. 


Katz, Eric. “Are We the World‘s Keepers? Toward An Ecological Ethic for Our Home Planet.” The Melton Journal no. 24 (Spring 1991): 3. 


________. “Environmental Ethics: A Select Annotated Bibliography, 1983–1987.” Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (1989): 251–85. 


________. “Judaism and the Ecological Crisis.” In Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment, edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John A. Grim, 55–70. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1994.



________. “Nature’s Healing Power, the Holocaust, and the Environmental Crisis.” Judaism 46, no. 1 (1997): 79–89. 


Kay, Jeanne. “Concepts of Nature in the Hebrew Bible.” Environmental Ethics 10, no. 4 (Winter 1988): 309–27.


________. “Comments on ‘The Unnatural Jew.’” Environmental Ethics 7, no. 2 (Summer 1985): 189–91. 


________.  “Human Dominion over Nature in the Hebrew Bible.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 79, no. 2 (1989): 214–32.


Keimach, Burt. “The Bible as a Key to Modern Ecology in Israel.” L’eylah Magazine, no. 34 (1992): 8–11. 


Kellner, Menachem. “Jewish Ethics.” In A Companion to Ethics, edited by Peter Singer, 82–90. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Reference, 1993. 


Kirsch, William. The Jew and the Land. Madison, WI: American Association for Agricultural Legislation, University of Wisconsin, 1920. 


Kirschen, Ya‘akov. Trees, The Green Testament. New York: Vital Media Enterprises, 1993.


Klagsbrun, Francine, ed. Voices of Wisdom: Jewish Ideals and Ethics for Everyday Living. New York: Pantheon/Random House, 1980. 


Klein, Isaac. A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1979. 


________. “Science and Some Ethical Issues.” In Responsa and Halakhic Studies, 159–75. New York: Ktav, 1975. 

Korngold, Jamie S. God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbi. New York: Three Leaves Press, 2007.


Kushner, Lawrence. “The SELF of the Universe.” The Melton Journal no. 25 (Spring 1992): 8–11. 


Labendz, Jacob Ari, and Shmuly Yanklowitz, eds. Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2019.


Lamm, Norman. “Al Ha-Aretz Hatovah.” Hadoar (5 June 1970): 486–87. 


________.  “Nature.” In The Good Society: Jewish Ethics in Action, ed. Norman Lamm, 213–22. New York: Viking Press, 1974. 


________. “Man‘s Position in the Universe: A Comparative Study of the Views of Saadia Gaon and Maimonedes.” The Jewish Quarterly 55, no. 3 (1965): 208–34. 

Larks, Shekhiynah. “This Black Jewish Teen Is Leading the Fight for Climate Justice.” Jewish& (blog), July 17, 2020.


Leibowitz, Nehama. Studies in Bereshit (Genesis) in the Context of Ancient and Modern Jewish Bible Commentary, 4th ed., 74–78. Jerusalem: World Zionist Organization, 1981. 


Lerner, Carol. A Biblical Garden. New York: Morrow, 1982. 

Lerner, Michael. “Critical Support for Earth Day: An Editorial.” Tikkun 5, no. 2 (1990): 48–50. 


________, ed. “Special Issue: Environmentalism without Spirituality.” Tikkun 25, no. 3 (May-June 2010).


________.  “Prophetic Visions: The New Millennium.” A Special Issue of Tikkun 15, no. 1 (2000): 21-85. 


LeVasseur, Todd. Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place: From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017.


Levenson, Jon D. Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988. 


Levi, Leo. “Torah and the Protection of the Environment.” In Torah and Science: Their Interplay in the World Scheme, 60–72. New York: Feldheim, 1987. 


Levi, Yehudah. “The Problem of Ecology Living at the Expense of Future Generations.” B’Or Ha’ Torah 10 (1997): 31–38. 


Levine, Aaron. Free Enterprise and Jewish Law: Aspects of Jewish Business Ethics. New York: Ktav: Yeshiva University Press, 1980. 


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