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Eilon Schwartz is the director of the Jerusalem-based Abraham Joshua Heschel Center for Nature Studies, which he founded in 1993 to integrate environmental ethics into Jewish and Israeli education through seminars, teacher training, curricula development, and research. After receiving undergraduate degrees in Jewish history and thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in European history at Columbia University, he earned an M.S. in environmental studies at Bard College and is currently a doctoral candidate in Jewish and environmental education at Hebrew University. A recent Jerusalem Fellow, Schwartz is the author of a forthcoming book, Judaism and Nature: Theological and Moral Issues to Consider While Renegotiating a Jewish Relationship to the Natural World, as well as the chapter "Are We as a Tree of the Field?: Reflections on Environmental Ethics" in the forthcoming Tu B'Shvat Anthology.

 

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