PARADIGM SHIFTING CONVERSATIONS: HEALING OURSELVES AND THE WORLD–As we witness and experience the epidemics of addiction, loneliness, political fragmentation and the environmental disasters of climate change and mass extinction it is becoming abundantly clear that our present course is not sustainable.
In these eight webinars, Organic Torah founder Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D. will talk with leaders in fields ranging from ecology to art, from medicine to meditation, in order to clarify and explore the paradigm shift away from mechanistic ways of thinking and fragmented, isolated ways of being, towards organic, holistic ways of thinking and connected, relationship-based ways of being.
In these webinars we’ll delve into the ways that Judaism, viewed as an organic, living system, can intersect with cutting edge modern holistic thinking to show us an alternative, healing vision of our own lives and future of the planet.
5. YEAR OF THREE OF THIS SHMITA CYCLE: NOW WHAT...?!
Rabbi Margalit talks with Nigel Savage
March 21, 2018, 12:00 –1:30pm EST
The ancient biblical practice of Shmita—letting the land rest every seventh year—has now been revived for modern times (in large part due to the efforts of Hazon, the organization founded and run by Nigel Savage). Beyond the technical religious requirements involving the agricultural lands in Israel, the modern understanding of Shmita takes into account the values of economic equality, environmental sustainability, social unity and more. We are now in the third year of the first cycle to be observed in this expanded way. What are we doing to further these values? What can we do to make the next Shmita year even more impactful and meaningful? Can this seven year cycle be a game-changer in the struggle for a healthy, just and thriving world?
Nigel Savage, originally from Manchester, England, founded Hazon in 2000, with a Cross-USA Jewish Environmental Bike Ride. Nigel has spoken, taught, or written for a wide and significant range of audiences. He has twice been named a member of the Forward 50, the annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish people in the United States, and is a recipient of the Bernard Reisman Award. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has an MA in History from Georgetown, and has learned at Pardes, Yakar, and the Hebrew University. He was a founder of Limmud NY, and serves on the board of Romemu.
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