“We forget about marine animals, but debris is killing sea turtles and dolphins and whales and fish and sea birds,” said Rabbi Ed Rosenthal.
Rabbi Ed Rosenthal is a big believer in the power of water. The founder of Tikkun Hayam (“Repair the Sea”), Rosenthal works tirelessly to raise awareness and encourage action to address the many threats facing the oceanic environment.
For Rosenthal, caring for the environment comes from a deeply Jewish perspective. In a conversation with Jewish National Fund-USA’sIsraelCast host Steven Shalowitz, Rosenthal shared how his Jewish faith drives his environmentalism. “We’re commanded to be stewards of the planets,” he said. “We recognize that the planet was created by God, and the Torah commands us to be stewards of the planet. We have an obligation as Jews to preserve the environment, to preserve the natural world.”