Jewcology: Genesis, human stewardship of Earth

11.10.2012                      25.Tischrei. 5773

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Jewcology: Genesis, human stewardship of Earth

Rabbi Yonatan Neril: “A person must decide in their own life which desires to subdue and which desires to bring to realization”.

The first two chapters of Genesis contain teachings with profound relevance for ourselves and our world today. After creating Adam and Eve, God blesses them, saying "Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." What does it mean for humans to subdue the earth and have dominion over other creatures?…