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Volume 12

Progressive Halakhah

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The Environment in Jewish Law

Essays and Responsa

Edited by Walter Jacob† and Moshe Zemer†

160 pages,

ISBN  978-1-57181-431-9 $27.95/£19.00 Pb Published (November 2003)



Environmental concerns are at the top of the agenda around the world. Judaism, like the other world religions, only rarely raised issues concerning the environment in the past. This means that modern Judaism, the halakhic tradition no less than others, must build on a slim foundation in its efforts to give guidance. The essays in this volume mark the beginning of a new effort to face questions and formulate answers of vital importance.

Subject: Jewish Studies Environmental Studies