Judaism as the Religion of Life

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg

Part 1

The core teaching of Judaism is on this planet that life will win out over all its enemies. Humans must play a key role in this achievement. This world is sustained by a Living God who loves life. This world is God’s Creation. It was created and intended to be filled with life (Isaiah 45:18). God has reached out to human beings and recruited them to join in a covenant partnership to fill Creation with life and to upgrade the world so it supports life at the fullest level of dignity that all life deserves. In this session we shall explore this vision, the Divine and human roles in that vision and the method that Judaism offers to enable repair of the world.