IsraelCast Episode 80

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What does the Torah have in common with ecology? This week on IsraelCast, Steven Shalowitz sits down with Rabbi Yonatan Neril to discuss 18 essential Jewish lessons on the environment. Listen to Rabbi Neril examine the connection of the teachings of great rabbis and the practices of environmentalists today.

Rabbi Yonatan Neril is the Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. He has spoken internationally on religion and the environment at major world gatherings and has co-organized 10 interfaith environmental conferences in Jerusalem and the United States. Rabbi Neril is the lead author and editor of 2 publications on Jewish environmental ethics, including "Uplifting People and Planet: 18 Essential Teachings on the Environment". He is currently working on publishing an ecological commentary on the Torah. For more information on the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, please visit

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