The Environment in Jewish Law
Essays and Responsa
Edited by Walter Jacob† and Moshe Zemer†
ISBN 978-1-57181-431-9 $27.95/£19.00 Pb Published (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.