Rabbi Ellen Bernstein

Writer, Speaker, Teacher, Consultant

Founder, Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth - First National Jewish Environmental Organization


Ecology & the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature & the Sacred Meet by Ellen Bernstein Ecology & the Jewish Spirit

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Endorsements


From the Back Cover:

What is nature’s place in our spiritual lives?

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationIn today’s modern culture, we’ve become separated from the sacredness of the natural world. This book offers a different, eye- and soul-opening way of viewing our religion: A perspective grounded in nature, and rich in insights for seekers of all faiths.
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationRespect for the holiness of Creation, our duty to protect the natural world, reverence for the land…a focus on nature is part of the fabric of Jewish thought. Here, innovative contributors bring us a richer understanding of the long-neglected themes of nature that are woven through the biblical creation story, ancient texts, traditional law, the holiday cycles, prayer, mitzvot (good deeds), and community.
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationEcology & the Jewish Spirit explores the wisdom that the Jewish tradition has to offer all of us, to help nature become a sacred, spiritual part of our own lives.

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“Highly readable…deftly crafted…a treasure-trove of tools and insights for following the deep roots of Judaism in the soil of this planet.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationSteve Curwood
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationHost of National Public Radio’s Living on Earth

“A rich collection of thinking and practices.... Challenges people of all faiths to examine their own traditions.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationRev. Lynne West
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationEnvironmental Justice Office, National Council of Churches

“Pioneering.... A winning, eclectic mix linking Judaism and ecology.... This book comes as a blessing.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationRabbi Irving Greenberg
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationFounding President of CLAL; President, Jewish Life Network

“[These] readings are important steps toward uncovering Judaism’s long-hidden ecological message…. Can be appreciated by people from every school of thought and ethnicity.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationSierra
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationThe Magazine of the Sierra Club

“For the first time, a book that illuminates the guiding role that nature plays in human affairs….A welcome and powerful voice is now added to all those dedicated to preserving the integrity and sacred quality of the planet earth.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationThomas Berry
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationAuthor, The Dream of the Earth

“A great resource for anyone seeking to explore the connection between their faith and caring for God’s good creation, our environment.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationPaul Gorman
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationExecutive director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment

“Splendid…. Lively and compelling reflections on taking care of the earth.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationPublishers Weekly

“This timely collection, bringing out the ecological soul of Judaism, is a cause for celebration. Its many refreshing voices call Jewish spirituality to reawaken to its own glad reverence for Earth.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationJoanna Macy
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationAuthor, World as Lover, World as Self

“Ellen Bernstein’s pathbreaking work helps us to rethink the meanings of Judaism’s ancient texts as we struggle to find ways of resolving today’s ecological dilemmas.”

Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationCarolyn Merchant
Ellen Bernstein - Write, Teacher, Consultant. Author of A Biblical Ecology: The Splendor of CreationProfessor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics, University of California at Berkeley; author, Earthcare