Yes, where are the rabbis willing to speak out? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Schwartz
    • 02.02.14 | 23:33 (IST)

    Kol hakavod to Rabbi Nataf for this thought-provoking article. I have often wondered why so few rabbis are speaking out in response to the great challenges of today: that we are heading toward a climate catastrophe, severe food, water, and energy scarcities, and other environmental disasters; that the gap between the wealthy and the poor is rapidly increasing and so many people suffer from poverty today; that so many are suffering from hunger, while we are feeding so much grain to animals and using grain to create ethanol for our cars. Judaism has so many powerful messages that are so needed by the orld today. Hopefully many rabbis will soon step forward to present these messages, which have great potential to revitalize Judaism by showing the relevance of Jewish teachings to the critical issues of today and to help shift our imperiled planet onto a sustainable path.

    from the article: Why 'Cool Pope Francis' but no rabbi makes the cover of Rolling Stone
    First published 17:30 02.02.14 | Last updated 17:30 02.02.14
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