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Sunday, June 13 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Torah and Ecology

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I have always pondered about the relationship between us Jews and the Planet. What does the Torah instruct to us in terms of our rights and obligations over nature? Specifically from a Judaic perspective, what responsibilities do we have, what rules do we need to follow as we continue our transformation of the Natural Capital into a technological, man-made ecosystem. We Jews, in the land of Canaan, have erupted a thriving country and thriving economy that stands both as the pinnacle of technological innovation and environmental leadership. What did we learn from the Torah? Is there a unique Jewish perspective to the natural capital? This is what I will try to construct in my expose on the state of ecology and the environment in the 21st century, using as narrative my work in business and sustainability in the US and New Zealand. At the end of this session, Sam Dyson will facilitate a Q&A.

Recording available online here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/spgcjyuZ6Mck0NufFqSFJL9m4BzVzf1_h0da4pIz548yDVI9_LsfnFp4wYB25607.hMZNW1X4BjUaDd7U?startTime=1623535859000
Please note David and Sam's session is from 1:24:40 through to the end of the video. 

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David Benattar

After graduating from a French business school, David started his career in New York, working for a pioneer in natural beauty products, then for the Earth Pledge Foundation, a non profit dedicated to reconciling sustainability and economic development. Today he is Chief Sustainability... Read More →
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Sam Dyson

Concerned citizen, conservationist and facilitator, Sam seeks to enable people to align their actions with their environmental values. While at uni he studied aspects of Social and Physical Geography mixed with other sciences while also volunteering as national field organiser for... Read More →

Sunday June 13, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm NZST
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