Environmental Appreciation

The actions and people that brought about the plagues teach us not only sensitivity towards people but also towards the environment.

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It may be true that the earth under our feet, and the waters around us, are inanimate objects. But they do 'feel' it when we mistreat them. How we behave towards them does make a difference. And yes, apparently something does happen when we forget that they protect and sustain us, and behave as if we have forgotten that we owe them.

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Rabbi Shimon Felix

Rabbi Shimon Felix is the Israel Director of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel. He lives with his family in Jerusalem, and has taught in a wide variety of educational frameworks in Israel and abroad.