Torah of the Earth: A Shabbat of the Land

May 4, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1 at 12pm Eastern Time

Join us for five weeks in conversation with Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair about Rav Kook’s groundbreaking book “Shabbat HaAretz” (Shabbat of the Land), a meditation on shmita and the big themes that underlie Jewish environmentalism. Rabbi Sinclair, who translated this work in English with explanation and commentary, will be in conversation with Rabbi Petahya Lichtenstein, Sarah Zell Young, and other educators to guide us through the depth of Rav Kook’s understanding of shmita and its importance for renewing Jewish social and environmental values today.

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We invite you to purchase a discounted hard copy of The Sabbath of the Land, Rabbi Sinclair’s translation and commentary on “Shabbat HaAretz,” to use throughout this series and beyond. Digital texts will also be available, and this series is offered free of charge. You are welcome to join us for any/all five sessions. Register here to attend this series and receive discount codes for book purchases.

Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair is an Oxford and Harvard-educated economist, writer, and rabbi, inspired by bringing Jewish teachings to life in new ways. He worked for five years as Vice President at Energiya Global, an Israeli solar energy company bringing renewable power to Africa, before that in a startup designing eco-cities. Energized by Israeli hi-tech ventures solving huge global problems.