‘Spirit in Nature’: New Jewish ‘doing’ podcast fosters appreciation for nature
By Andrew Esensten
J. – The Jewish News of Northern California
March 18, 2022
A new “doing” podcast from a rabbi and a producer who live in the Bay Area encourages listeners to go outside and take a walk.
In episodes of “Spirit in Nature,” host Rabbi Deborah Newbrun and producer Sarah Lefton lead listeners on guided walks in nature, interjecting Jewish teachings, scientific explanations and exhortations about conserving the Earth. One episode sends listeners to a beach to learn about tides and the lunar calendar. Another sends them to a place with soil to learn about decomposition and the idea of “holy ground.” There is also an episode dedicated to shmita, the agricultural sabbatical year.