Can Jewish Tenets be a Model for a More Eco-Friendly World?

November 9, 2009
By Gil Shefler
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Wire Service

Have Jews been “green” for millennia without knowing it?

A Jewish delegation made the case this week to a climate-change conference in Britain, arguing for eco-friendly measures based on the Jewish tenets of Shabbat, kashrut and shmita, the injunction to let land lie fallow every seventh year.