Shemitah 5782 has begun, and that means that our TBA Green Team is (re-)launching!
The Sabbatical Year (Shemitah), as observed in the Land of Israel in biblical times, was a time when our farmer ancestors let the land lie fallow, abandoning ownership so that all could gather food and eat freely, and cancelled all debts. Shemitah provided the opportunity, once every seven years, for people to step back from their usual agricultural and economic labors to reconnect with the natural world and with each other.
All year long, the Green Team will be organizing opportunities for learning and action for our TBA community. If you missed our Green Team launch announcement, with an explanation of how our efforts are connected to the theme of the Torah’s practice of the Sabbatical Year, click here
Shemitah: The Land Gets To Rest
A Close Reading of Rav Kook’s Ecological/Spiritual Masterpiece, Shabbat Ha’aretz
Jewish Animal Ethics
Communal Food Choices: A Jewish Response to Factory Farming
Listen to Rabbi Avi Havivi’s session from our Elul learning: “Shemitah—How a Society Reconnects with Itself”
Listen to Rabbi Rembaum’s session via TBA podcasts
Listen to Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's session from Shemitah: The Land Gets To Rest
October Challenge: Eat Less Meat
GREENING OUR TBA CAMPUS
TBA member Don Snyder is heading up our efforts to work on issues of food waste, recycling, and energy use in our TBA facilities. Click here to contact him if you’d like to get involved in planning changes for how we use these resources in our TBA buildings.