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Saturday, March 17 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kabbalah and Ecology: Creating a World Where All Beings Are Respected and the World Is Cherished

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Kabbalah teaches that human beings exist, and that God gave commandments to them, in order to bring blessing to all of Creation. Genesis is the story about how that went wrong, and the rest of the
Torah depicts the Jewish people taking up the mantle to make it right again. The question of how to make Creation right became a foundation of Kabbalah: how we should see the world and how we can use the world. In fact, every interaction with the world around us has that potential, not just through elevating the world around us but also through the image of God that is already there. How we understand issues like fracking, climate disruption, extinction, and more basically, our love for this world and its creatures, are deeply affected by what Kabbalah has to teach, if we choose to listen.

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David Seidenberg

Rabbi David Seidenberg is the creator of neohasid.org and the author of Kabbalah and Ecology: God's Image in the More-than-Human World. He was ordained by both Jewish Theological Seminary and Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. David teaches about ecoTorah, spirituality and theology, Chasidic nigunim and prayer, Maimonides and Kabbalah, thr... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Bart Room, Gates of Prayer