A Jewish Legal Approach to Greenhouse Gasses?

Rabbi David Eber

The Rabbis could have never imagined a problem like Climate Change. Ironically, it is by reading rabbinic texts on laws of neighbors; meant for people living in immediate proximity in which we can begin to see a possible Jewish legal approach to addressing greenhouse gasses, a problem of a global scale. In this class we will examine texts from the rabbinic to the contemporary periods of history which speak about topics as diverse as shooting arrows at your neighbor's property, property rights, to smoking, and we will ask the question of what actions for us might be generated from our study. David Eber represented SAJ at the 2017 Global Day of Jewish Learning.