Please join us to celebrate the book launch of Waste Not: A Jewish Environmental Ethic

When and Where

Monday, February 10, 2020 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Room 100
Jackman Humanities Institute
170 Saint George Street, Toronto Ontario M5R 2M8


Professor Tanhum Yoreh


Professor Tanhum Yoreh traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement. Waste Not provides a comprehensive intellectual history of this concept, charting its evolution from the Bible through classical rabbinic literature, commentaries, codes of law, responsa, and the works of modern environmentalists. This book supports conversations about faith, consumption and waste, and provides a foundation for understanding the prohibition as an environmental ethic for today and tomorrow.

This is event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

Please register here. 


170 Saint George Street, Toronto Ontario M5R 2M8