Understanding Yishuv ha-Olam, the command to sustain the world
March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Join Rabbis Avram Reisner and Nina Beth Cardin to learn about the most important mitzvah you never heard of: yishuv ha-olam, the command to sustain the world. Underlying many of the 613 commandments is the call to sustain a healthy, regenerative world. This is the imperative of yishuv ha-olam – establishing and supporting a livable world. Yishuv ha-olam is a call from our tradition that speaks to the urgency of the moment we find ourselves in today. We will explore texts that teach us about this mitzvah and talk about how we must live out its imperative today.
Rabbi Avram Reisner is rabbi emeritus of Chevrei Tzedek Congregation in Baltimore, MD. He has served on the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards for over 25 years. Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin is a community rabbi who works at the intersection of faith and sustainability. They are co-authors of the teshuvah on sustainability passed unanimously in December 2019 by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.
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