Eco-anxious? Here’s how Judaism can help us face the climate crisis
By Rabbi Laura Bellows
J. The Jewish News of Northern California
January 27, 2023
Navigating road closures and flooding due to recent storms, living with smoke-filled skies, not knowing when to unpack that evacuation bag? For many Jewish communities in California, the reality and existential threats of living in a time of climate crisis are all too real. And for many, so are feelings of helplessness or hopelessness when it comes to confronting this crisis.
Climate change is not only an ecological and justice crisis, it is also a spiritual crisis — one that raises major emotional and moral questions about our society, our current way of living and what life will be like for those we love in generations to come.