Sunday, January 23, 2022
Woven through with stories of the author’s journey from a secular upbringing in Honolulu to Orthodox Judaism in Jerusalem, and back to his own spiritual path, Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D.’s latest book, The Pearl and the Flame: A Journey into Jewish Wisdom, Ecological Thinking, & Healing in a Fragmented World (forthcoming in 2022), brings a new integration of ecological thinking and core Jewish concepts. This new integration puts Judaism at the forefront of our struggles against current crises such as climate change, the culture of addiction, and social fragmentation.
Rabbi Margalit is a scholar with 30 years of experience in teaching, writing, organizing, and congregational leadership. He has taught at Bard College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. He is currently chair of the Rabbinic Earth-Based Judaism track of the A.O.P, and he is founder of the non-profit Organic Torah. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife and two sons.