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AP Salon Scholar Series:"The Pearl and the Flame: A Journey into Jewish Wisdom, Ecological Thinking & Healing in a Fragmented World"
Woven through with stories of the author’s journey from a secular upbringing in Honolulu to Orthodox Judaism in Jerusalem, and back to his own spiritual path, Natan’s new book brings a new integration of ecological thinking and core Jewish concepts. This new integration puts Judaism at the forefront of our struggles against current crises such as climate change, the culture of addiction, and social fragmentation.

Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD is a rabbi and scholar with 30 years of experience in teaching, writing, organizing and congregational leadership. He has taught at Bard College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Hebrew College Rabbinical School, and now is chair of the Rabbinic Earth-Based Judaism track of the A.O.P, and is founder of the non-profit Organic Torah. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife and two sons.

“This book instills a lifetime of serious thinking about both Judaism and ecology. Margalit reads and dialogues equally well with Wendell Berry and the Rabbi of Piasecne. A fresh and inspiring perspective fo the special times in which we live."

-Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector Hebrew College Rabbinical School, author Judaism for the World

Jan 23, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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