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Judaism and the Environment

Course Level-Format:   undergraduate
Instructor: Geoffrey Claussen
Institution: Elon University

Course Term: Winter
Course Year: 2015


A 2015 course by Geoffrey Claussen at Elon University analyzes “the historical teachings of the Jewish tradition on environmental issues, considering topics including the value of creation as well as traditional prohibitions on causing suffering to animals, wasting natural resources, and various forms of pollution.” Special attention is accorded “contemporary Jewish attempts to respond to current environmental crises.”