Publications and Events – R. David Seidenberg
Prayground Minyan of the Pioneer Valley
To find out about bringing Rabbi Seidenberg to teach in your community, click here. David does multiple events for Tu Bishvat every year and also teaches frequently on subjects
like Rebbe Nachman's theology of dance (during the Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs NY), Maimonides, and Buber, and leads eco-spirituality rituals adapted for Jewish contexts like the Cosmic Walk.
Learn about David's groundbreaking work, "Kabbalah and Ecology: God's Image in the More-Than-Human World", published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press. You can read many of David's published articles on neohasid.org and on other websites, including the Huffington Post, The Times of Israel,
and the Jewish Journal.
Click here for a more comprehensive list that includes academic articles and papers.
Here are links to some of David's online publications, academic articles, and curricula:
Academic articles available for download:
- "Starlight and menorah light: Three Hanukkah teachings about holy darkness", in The Times of Israel
- "The King is the Field – Chabad Insights on the Divinity of Creation", in Tikkun.
- "Bal Taschit: What’s Wrong With the Jewish Law Against Destruction and Waste — and How to Fix It", in Tikkun.
- "Ba'nu Choshekh L'kadesh: Savoring Darkness, Seeding the Light" on Chanukah, in The Times of Israel
- "Dennis Prager has a point: Halakhah in transition: A response to Dennis Prager on transgender Jews", in the Jewish Journal
- "Digging wells: The Open Orthodoxy “controversy” and being a (sometimes) Conservative Jew", in The Times of Israel
- "Lynn Margulis: Radical Biologist", in The Forward
- "Battling Climate Change, the Jewish Way", in The Forward
- "Kashroots: An Eco-History of the Kosher Laws", on Jcarrot.org
- "The Earth on Your Fork: An Ecology of Kashrut", in CAJE's Jewish Education News, Summer 2008
- "Agro About Agriprocessors" – why t'shuvah isn't enough for Agri to be eaten, on Jcarrot.org
- "The Meat of the Argument: Do Jewish Enviros Have to Be Vegetarian?", on Jcarrot.org
- "To Prey or to Pray? The Lessons of Famine on Tisha B'Av", on Jcarrot.org
- "Human Rights and Ecology" – on the conflict between the two, in Tikkun, July-Aug 2008
A more comprehensive list of David's publications can be found here.
News about upcoming classes, events, and SIR (scholar-in-residence) gigs is occasionally posted here. Examples of scholar-in-residence and teaching events are listed here. You can write to him at rebduvid86 at gmail dot com for booking teaching and Shabbaton events.