…"Look at my works! See how beautiful they are- how excellent! Four your sake I created them all. Do not spoil and destroy my world, for if you do, there will be no one left to repair it…"(Kohelet Rabba 1).
The program consists of two complementary parts.
The idea is to show that ecological awareness is part of the Jewish heritage and tradition, and there are still actions that can be carried out today to help restore the environment.
The program includes:
The theoretical part -
In the theoretical part we will discuss the following subjects:
Ecology awareness as expressed in the Jewish scriptures, tradition and heritage.
Discussion on the principals of ecological restoration, and presentation of Neot Kedumim as a model for such restoration.
The ever-important water issue-, and creative solutions as it was given in the past and present.
Recognizing some of the typical plants in our region, emphasizing their adaptation to our climate and their ecological use and resourcefulness ("use and don't abuse") .
The practical part – 'Tikun Olam"
1. We'll draw water from a 2000 year old cistern.
2. Preapering Za'atar- grinding Hyssop dry leaves , tasting it accompanied with some pita bread and olive oil.
3. Planting acorns in order to rehabilitate the ancient forest accompanied with a ceremony and a certificate
4. Optional pita bread baking (Additional 40 minutes are needed).