The Biblical Sabbatical Year: Universal Lessons in Environmental and Social justice
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On Tuesday September 7th, Jewish people all over the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year). This year we will not only usher in the Hebrew year 5782, but we will be entering into a Sabbatical year. Every seven years the Bible commands the Children of Israel to celebrate the Sabbatical Year (Shmitta) by allowing their fields to lie fallow, allowing their slaves to go free and (among other commands) forgiving debt. Could these Biblical commands inform our environmental and social justice practices today?
RAICA is proud to present an interfatih zoom discussion to explore this question with Bruce Spierer from the environmental group Hazon to present. Bruce is the Public Education Manager at Hazon, overseeing and directing the development of public education programs that challenge and support Jewish institutions to develop and integrate commitments to addressing the climate crisis.