How is This Holiday Different? Thoughts on Tu B'Shvat
Richard Schwartz discusses unique aspects of the Jewish holiday of Tu
B’Shvat (“the birthday of the trees), with an emphasis on environmental concerns.
Imagining a Vegetarian World - What a vegetarian, actually vegan world
would be like, in terms of improved human health, an end to the
mistreatment of animals, a more sustainable world and more.
Is Fur a Jewish Issue? Jewish teachings on compassion to animals,
the mistreatment of trapped and farmed animals to produce fur and
whether the benefits of fur outweigh Jewish teachings on the proper
treatment of animals.
Is Religion a Friend or Foe of Animal Activism? - dispelling some misconceptions that have lead many animal rights
activists to have a negative attitude about religion; some reasons that these activists and religious practitioners should be
TALKS AND INTERVIEWS OF ISRAELI ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND VEGETARIAN ACTIVISTS (Recorded by Richard Schwartz in Israel on October, 2008)
Part 1: Alon Tal, one of Israel's leading environmentalists, founder of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense and other Israeli environmental groups, discusses global warming threats to Israel and current responses.
Part 2: Alon Tal continues his discussion of global warming threats to Israel and responds to questions.
Gil Jacobs, director of Green Course, an Israeli University-based environmental group that has chapters on 26 campuses, discusses the group's efforts to green campuses and to increase environmental awareness and activism in Israel.