Food for Jewish Thought

Food for Jewish Thought – Jewish Sources Underlying ICJW’s Policy Priorities – occasional source sheets based on ICJW’s policy priorities, prepared by Rina Cohen, ICJW Chair of Jewish Education.

The Shmitta Year: Our Environmental and Social Action “Reset Button” –  The Jewish Approach to Sustainable Development and Social Justice.
This set of source sheets is about the rules of Shmitta – the Sabbatical Year that commenced on Rosh Hashana – focusing on its relevance to the themes of the environment, sustainable development and social justice that underlie the work of ICJW. The source materials are in English and can be studied alone or together with others in a study group, with suggestions for further reading and activism.

Click here to download the source sheets (3-page PDF)   En Espanol

JEWISH SOURCES ON PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Prepared by Rina Cohen & Translated by Leah Aharonov for the Herczeg Seminar, May 2017
Protecting the Environment

JEWISH SOURCES ON OUR ATTITUDE TO REFUGEES
Prepared by Rina Cohen & Translated by Leah Aharonov for the Herczeg Seminar, May 2017
The Jewish Attitude to Refugees

JEWISH SOURCES ON OUR ATTITUDE TO THE STRANGER
Prepared by Rina Cohen & Translated by Leah Aharonov for the Herczeg Seminar, May 2017
The Jewish Attitude to the Stranger

JEWISH SOURCES ON ATTITUDES TO CHILDREN AND CHILDREN AT RISK
Prepared by Rina Cohen & Translated by Sarah Manning for the Herczeg Seminar, May 2017
Jewish Sources on Children

JEWISH SOURCES ON TRAFFICKING
Prepared by Rina Cohen & Translated by Leah Aharonov for the Herczeg Seminar, May 2017
Jewish Sources on Trafficking