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Published on October 12th, 2022 | by Natan Diacon-Furtado


Rabbi Natan Margalit & Environmental Lawyer Mark Barnett discuss Jewish Wisdom and Ecological Thinking

OCTOBER 27, 2022

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Virtual and In-Person

A Journey into Jewish Wisdom and Ecological Thinking with Rabbi Natan Margalit PhD

Join Rabbi Natan and the community of Temple Beth Zion in Brookline MA for an evening of music and teachings from ” The Pearl and The Flame.”

Natan will be joined by environmental lawyer  Mark Barnett, who will interview and dialogue with him about his new book “The Pearl and the Flame.” The program will also include musical interludes with family and friends including Joel Segel and TBZ’s own Eiden Margalit. Delicious refreshments will be provided by Ilana Margalit.

Join in-person, or virtually via the Zoom link to be provided on TBZ’s website below:

ZOOM LINK – Music and teachings from “The Pearl and The Flame”

Book description: The Pearl and the Flame brings a new integration of ecological thinking and core Jewish concepts. Western civilization has manipulated the world, breaking things down into smallest parts. Judaism holds the seeds of ways of thinking that existed before we learned to dissect the world: understanding through seeing patterns and relationships. 

Praise for The Pearl and the Flame

“This book distills 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 for the special times in which we live.”
Rabbi Arthur Green, Former Rector, Hebrew College Rabbinical School, author, Judaism for the World

“Margalit’s deeply personal The Pearl and the Flame identifies holes in the modern
soul and world that need to be addressed and, as remedies, offers up the wisdom of the
ages found in Jewish writings and traditions, stressing connectedness, relationship,
care, and emergence. It speaks to the same core of ideas that my own work has
involved, but with a close tie to Jewish wisdom.”

John Ehrenfeld, former Director of the Program in Technology, Business and
the Environment at M.I.T., author, The Right Way to Flourish: Reconnecting with the
Real World

“Gorgeous and amazing! The simple act of reading this book—so filled with life-changing
insights and new takes on an old tradition—just may change your life.”
Rabbi Benay Lappe, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical

Photo by Marin Tulard on Unsplash

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