All 2020 Projects

Deep Water Initiative: Torah for the Earth

Project Description

Torah for the Earth is a podcast series that provides ecologically-centered commentary on the weekly Torah portion. Each week, the listener will be provided with a short and impactful audio essay that aims to relate messages contained within the weekly parashah with contemporary, ecological challenges. The podcast is hosted by Charlie Forbes, a scholar in the academic field of Religion and Ecology, who has an interest in exploring the scriptural foundations of religious traditions and their relationship to environmental teachings and practices. By systematically evaluating the Torah, this podcast aspires to illustrate that an understanding of the natural environment is fundamental to Jewish thought and philosophy, and integral to an appreciation of Jewish religious life.

Successes/Progress:

I have gained a successful amount of listens and have had positive feedback from followers

Challenges Overcome:

April 21, 2021

Project Complete!