Secondly it is examined what a religious perspective has to offer for the discourse. In particular this is the perspective of Jewish Law (Halakhah); today a mere niche subject; a law system without territory and primarily based on the tradition of a religious group that makes up for less than 0.2% of the world population. It is argued why despite these facts it is worth to take a closer look at the Jewish legal system; as it offers a rich and unique tradition of more than 3;000 years of discussion and thought that still gives revealing insights. Two Jewish legal principles; Bal Tashchit and Migrash; are to exemplify this claim; before an outlook on possible future contributions is given.
Keywords: Jewish law; sustainability; theological ethics; Halakhah; Bal Tashchit; Migrash
Proceedings from the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013. Climate Change; Sustainability; and an Ethics of an Open Future. August 22-25; 2013; Soesterberg; The Netherlands
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