"I try to avoid the word “environmentalist.” The word “environment” literally does not mean much—it refers to your surroundings. “Environment” doesn’t capture the life-giving essence of the land, the earth."
Lilith speaks with Jewish eco-pioneer Rabbi Ellen Bernstein about Judaism, feminism and ecological justice.
In 1988, when many people were ignoring ecologists, Rabbi Ellen Bernstein founded Shomrei Adamah (Keepers of the Earth), the first Jewish ecological organization in the U.S. Rabbi Bernstein sought …