Hachrazah 5770 Tishrei 26
Informal translation from Hebrew of the 26 Tishrei, 5770 (14 October 2009) statement:
There is a great lack of understanding of the topic, and a lack of clear distinction between ecology and environmental quality.
Environmental quality has been conceived as a hygienic idea, as opposed to ecology, which encompasses many fields, even including all of life, starting at home (ecology – from the Greek for “house”), that is peace of the home.
Ecology, has its different levels: peace of the home, peace with the neighbors, peace of Jerusalem, peace of the Land of Israel, and peace of the world, until its completion with the Temple.
An innovative approach should be adopted for understanding and deepening the concept of ecology and its meaning.
In science today, there is no understanding of the secret of life, which causes confusion of concepts, that started in the last century, in which the term ecology was first used by Ernst Haeckel, a professor of zoology, that mistakenly believed that “the advantages of man over animal – are none”, and achieved him fame in his war against the Church.
The necessary key for this understanding will be found when we will be able to find ways to find the proper relationship between Torah and Science. This innovative approach teaches that this harmony does indeed exist and is hidden within the plan of creation.
Per the suggested wording, ecology is the following:
The reciprocal relationships in creation, a culture of life in the shared home and in love of the fellow.
This approach makes it possible to find a direction for solving the basic problems of existence in the world.
The ecological magic triangle is – the lack of balance between:
The “population explosion”, depletion of resources, and environmental pollution.
The ecology of the Garden of Eden was based on preserving the agreement between the garden’s Owner and its tenant.
In the Garden of Eden, there was no lack of resources, there was no “population explosion”, and there was no environmental pollution. There was only one “minor detail” – violation of the contract.
That is the key to the development of the problem with the Owner of the garden (that is to say, entropy). Nobel Prize laureates Al Gore and the United Nations believe that the end of the world is approaching.
In the mean time, an applicable solution has not appeared on the horizon. Per the plan of creation, the world will return to the framework of the Garden of Eden, that is to say: there will not be lack of resources, there will not be a “population explosion”, and there will not be problems of pollution. It is all dependent on observing the agreement, and unequivocal internalization of the existence of the “Owner”.
Peace of the world begins with peace in the home and ends with the building of the Temple as a place of prayer and peace for the nations.
In Midrash Rabba it is written that in the End of Days, the words of Torah will be said in the language of Japhet (Ecology) in the tents of Shem (Torah and Temple).
Dr. Avraham Markowitz
Rabbi Dov Stein
Staff of experts of the Center for Jewish Ecology
Sanhedrin, Center for Jewish Ecology
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