Arthur Waskow

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Arthur Waskow

Arthur Ocean Waskow (* 1933 in Baltimore , Maryland ) is an American author , peace activist and rabbi within the Jewish Renewal , a Jewish reform movement.

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Waskow graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1954 and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Wisconsin – Madison . From 1961 to 1963, he worked for Congressman Robert Kastenmeier of Wisconsin .

In 1983 Waskow founded The Shalom Center , of which he is director. In 1995 he became a rabbi ordained .

In 2007 Newsweek Waskow magazine named it among the 50 most influential rabbis in the United States.

Waskow takes an active part in the public debate about ways out of the climate crisis . He is a co-signer of an open letter published in December 2018, in which politicians are accused of having failed in addressing the crisis and are called on to join movements like Extinction Rebellion and to refrain from consumption .

Works (selection)

  • Godwrestling cycle
  1. Godwrestling . Schocken Books, New York 1978, ISBN 0-8052-0645-0 .
  2. Ancient Wisdom, Future Paths . Jewish Lights Publ., Woodstock, Vt. 1996, ISBN 1-87904-545-1 .
  • Seasons of Our Joy. A modern guide to the Jewish holidays . Beacon Press, Boston, Mass. 1982, ISBN 0-8070-3611-0 .
  • Down-to-Earth Judaism. Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life . Morrow Books, New York 1995, ISBN 0-688-11840-2 .
  • Torah of the earth. Exploring 4000 years of ecology in Jewish thought . Jewish Lights Publ., Woodstock 2000 (2 volumes).
  1. Biblical Israel, one land, one people. Rabbinic Judaism, one land, many islands . ISBN 1-580-23086-5 .
  2. Zionism, one land, two peoples. Eco-Judaism, one earth, many peoples . ISBN 1-580-23087-3 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Newsweek
  2. Act now to prevent an environmental catastrophe. The Guardian, December 9, 2018, accessed January 22, 2019 .