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Books on Israel's Environment

 

Pollution in a Promised Land, by Dr. Alon Tal
Pollution in a Promised Land,
by Alon Tal

All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present, by Alon Tal
All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present, by Alon Tal

Between Ruin and Restoration: An Environmental History of Israel, by Daniel Orenstein, Alon Tal and Char Miller
Between Ruin and Restoration: An Environmental History of Israel, by Daniel Orenstein, Alon Tal and Char Miller

The Natural History of the Bible: An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures, by Daniel Hillel

Environmental Law in Israel, by Richard Laster & Dan Livney
Environmental Law in Israel, by Richard Laster & Dan Livney

Earth Facing Sky: Skyline Negev, by Duby Tal

The Soils of Israel, by Arieh Singer

Rethinking Israeli Space: Periphery and Identity, by Erez Tzfadia & Haim Yacobi
Rethinking Israeli Space: Periphery and Identity, by Erez Tzfadia & Haim Yacobi

Environmental Quality in Israel, 2000-2025, by Amran Pruginin & Jonathan Glass
Environmental Quality in Israel, 2000-2025, by Amran Pruginin & Jonathan Glass

The environment in Israel, by Shoshana Gabbay
The environment in Israel, by Shoshana Gabbay

Our Shared Environment, The Conference, Proceedings of the First Israel, Palestinian International Conference on the Environmental Challenges Facing Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Dec. 11-13, 1994, by Robin Twite & Robin Menczel
Our Shared Environment, The Conference, Proceedings of the First Israel, Palestinian International Conference on the Environmental Challenges Facing Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Dec. 11-13, 1994, by Robin Twite & Robin Menczel

I'll Take You There: Landscapes and Love Verses from the Holy Land, by Yoram Taharlev & Chanan Getraide
I'll Take You There: Landscapes and Love Verses from the Holy Land, by Yoram Taharlev & Chanan Getraide

Planted Flags: Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine, by Irus Braverman
Planted Flags: Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine, by Irus Braverman

 

 

 


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Books on Jewish Environmentalism

Judaism and Global Survival, by Richard Schwartz
Judaism and Global Survival,
by Richard Schwartz

Who Stole My Religion? by Dr. Richard Schwartz
Who Stole My Religion?
by Richard Schwartz

Also available as a free e-book here

Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought, Vol. 1, by Arthur Waskow

Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought, Vol. 2, by Arthur Waskow

Judaism and Ecology, by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Judaism and Environmental Ethics, by Martin D. Yaffe

Trees, Earth and Torah, edited by Ari Elon, Naomi Mara Hyman & Arthur Waskow

Listen to the Trees: Jews and the Earth, by Molly Cone & Roy Doty

Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology, by Ellen Bernstein

Ecology & the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet, by Ellen Bernstein

Let the Earth Teach You Torah, by Ellen Bernstein and Dan Fink
Let the Earth Teach You Torah, by Ellen Bernstein and Dan Fink

Simple Actions for Jews to Help Green the Planet, by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins
Simple Actions for Jews to Help Green the Planet, by Dov Peretz Elkins

The Way Into Judaism and the Environment, by Dr. Jeremy Benstein
The Way Into Judaism and the Environment,
by Jeremy Benstein

Judaism, Environmentalism and the Environment, by Manfred Gerstenfeld
Judaism, Environmentalism and the Environment, by Manfred Gerstenfeld

The Ecological Message of the Torah: Knowledge, Concepts and Laws which Made Survival in a land of Milk and Honey Possible, by Aloys Hfttermann
The Ecological Message of the Torah: Knowledge, Concepts and Laws which Made Survival in a land of Milk and Honey Possible, by Aloys Hfttermann

Einstein's Rabbi, by Rabbi Michael Cohen
Einstein's Rabbi,
by Michael Cohen
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Books on Jewish and Israeli Food Pathways

Eat and Be Satisfied: A Social History of Jewish Food, by John Cooper

Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages, by David C. Kraemer

Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food, by Timothy Lytton
Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food, by Timothy Lytton

Food and Judaism, by Leonard J. Greenspoon, Ronald A. Simkins & Gerald Shapiro
Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, by Ellen Davis
Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, by Ellen Davis

Judaism and Vegetarianism, by Dr. Richard H. Schwartz
Judaism and Vegetarianism,
by Richard Schwartz

Vegetarian Judaism: A Guide for Everyone, by Roberta Kalechofsky Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, by Gil Marks
Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, by Gil Marks
The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic, by Mary Zamore
The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic, by Mary Zamore

The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York, by Claudia Roden
The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York, by Claudia Roden




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Books on Israeli Water Issues

Water Wisdom: Preparing the Groundwork for Cooperative and Sustainable Water Management in the Middle East, by Dr. Alon Tal and Dr. Alfred Abed Rabbo
Water Wisdom: Preparing the Groundwork for Cooperative and Sustainable Water Management in the Middle East, by Alon Tal & Alfred Abed Rabbo

Power and Water in the Middle East: The Hidden Politics of the Palestinian-Israeli Water Conflict, by Mark Zeitoun
Power and Water in the Middle East: The Hidden Politics of the Palestinian-Israeli Water Conflict, by Mark Zeitoun
Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: Environmental and Security Aspects, by J.L. Rubio, et al. Water Resources in the Middle East: Israel-Palestinian Water Issues from Conflict to Cooperation, by Hillel Shuval & Hassan Dweik

Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges, by Sharon Megdal, Robert G. Varady & Susanna Eden
Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges, by Sharon Megdal, Robert G. Varady & Susanna Eden

Water Conflict: Economics, Politics, Law and Palestinian-Israeli Water Resources, by Sharif Elmusa
Water Conflict: Economics, Politics, Law and Palestinian-Israeli Water Resources, by Sharif Elmusa
Water Policy in Israel: Context, Issues and Options, by Nir Becker
Water Policy in Israel: Context, Issues and Options, by Nir Becker

Hula Valley: Ecology, Hydrology, Agriculture, Nutrient Dynamics, Tourism and Nature Conservation, by Moshe Gophen
Hula Valley: Ecology, Hydrology, Agriculture, Nutrient Dynamics, Tourism and Nature Conservation, by Moshe Gophen

Water for the Future: The West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel, and Jordan, by Committee on Sustainable Water Supplies in the Middle East & Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, et al.
Water for the Future: The West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel, and Jordan, by Committee on Sustainable Water Supplies in the Middle East & Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, et al.

Human and Water Security in Israel and Jordan, by Philip Jan Schäfer
Human and Water Security in Israel and Jordan, by Philip Jan Schäfer

Water, Life and Civilisation: Climate, Environment and Society in the Jordan Valley, by Steven Mithen & Emily Black
Water, Life and Civilisation: Climate, Environment and Society in the Jordan Valley, by Steven Mithen & Emily Black



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Books on Jewish and Israeli Energy Issues

Jewish Energy Guide, edited by David Krantz
Jewish Energy Guide,
edited by David Krantz

Energy Law in Israel, by Margit Cohn
Energy Law in Israel,
by Margit Cohn

 



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Books on Birds and Other Animals

The Vision of Eden: Animal Welfare and Vegetarianism in Jewish Law and Mysticism, by Rabbi David Sears
The Vision of Eden: Animal Welfare and Vegetarianism in Jewish Law and Mysticism, by David Sears

The Birds of Israel, by Hadoram Shirihai, Ehud Dovrat & David Christie
The Birds of Israel, by Hadoram Shirihai, Ehud Dovrat & David Christie

The Birds of Israel, by Uzi Paz
The Birds of Israel, by Uzi Paz
Birds in the Land of the Bible, by Uzi Paz & Yossi Eshbol
Birds in the Land of the Bible, by Uzi Paz & Yossi Eshbol

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Israel and the Middle East, by David Cottridge & Richard Porter
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Israel and the Middle East, by David Cottridge & Richard Porter

Birds of the Middle East: by Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall
Birds of the Middle East: by Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall

Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East, by Richard Porter, S. Christensen & P. Schiermacker-Hansen
Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East, by Richard Porter, S. Christensen & P. Schiermacker-Hansen

The Man Who Flies with Birds, by Carole G. Vogel and Yossi Leshem
The Man Who Flies with Birds, by Carole G. Vogel & Yossi Leshem


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Books on Traveling and Hiking in Israel

Discovering Natural Israel, by Michal Strutin

Walk the Land: A Journey on Foot through Israel, by Judith Galblum Pex
Walk the Land: A Journey on Foot through Israel,
by Judith Galblum Pex

 



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Books on Interfaith Environmental Issues

Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith, by Andrea Cohen-Kiener

God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors, by Jamie Korngold

A Wild Faith: Jewish Ways into Wilderness, Wilderness Ways into Judaism, by Mike Comins

Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches that Moved the World, by Dr. Alon Tal
Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches that Moved the World,
by Alon Tal

Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment, by the Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham
Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment,
by Sally Bingham

Replenish the Earth, by Lewis G. Regenstein
Replenish the Earth: A History of Organized Religions' Treatment of Animals and Nature, by Lewis G. Regenstein

This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment, by Roger Gottlieb
This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment, by Roger Gottlieb

A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future, by Roger Gottlieb
A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future, by Roger Gottlieb

Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment is a Religious Issue, by Steven C. Rockefeller & John C. Elder


Spirit in Nature: Teaching Judaism and Ecology on the Trail, by Matt Biers-Ariel, Deborah Newbrun & Michal Fox Smart

Sakhnin: Portrait of an Environmental Peace Project in Israel, by Jan Martin Bang
Sakhnin: Portrait of an Environmental Peace Project in Israel, by Jan Martin Bang

 

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