Title: Respect for god's world: the Biblical and Rabbinic foundations of environmentalism

Authors: Hershey H. Friedman, Yehuda L. Klein

Addresses: Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA. ' Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Abstract: The ancients faced many of the same environmental issues that society is facing today. This paper demonstrates that the Bible and the Talmud are the ideal starting points for those interested in raising moral standards for business and society when it comes to the environment. Issues of concern to the ancients included conservation of resources, waste, pollution, animal rights, beautifying the environment and appreciating the world and improving it.

Keywords: animal rights; nature appreciation; religion; resource conservation; environmentalism; environmental pollution; Talmud; Bible; waste; natural resources; environmental issues; moral standards; green issues.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2010.030668

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2010 Vol.4 No.2, pp.192 - 200

Published online: 30 Dec 2009 *

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