Director: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit
Organic Torah integrates ancient Jewish wisdom with new directions in modern thought such as ecological and systems thinking which emphasize networks of relationship, context and patterns of connection. This new approach to Jewish texts focuses on their patterns, recovers their organic vibrancy, and opens them up so that we can see their relevance to modern lives.
Bringing together old and new, science and religion, heart and mind, Organic Torah is planting the seeds of a new Tree of Life, bringing excitement and creativity back to Judaism and bringing to bear ancient wisdom to help solve the urgent problems of our world.
Learn more about Organic Torah at www.organictorah.org.
Upcoming Events with Organic Torah
Practicing Diversity: Ecological Jewish Pathways
Dates and Times: a three-session program on July 1, July 8, and July 15 | 7 – 8 pm EDT (4 – 5 pm PDT)
Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit
Description: In this time of change and challenge we search our tradition for models of how to create a truly pluralistic, thriving, diverse society. Judaism’s ancient wisdom was deeply connected to the earth and to the eco-system where they lived and farmed. In this three-part series we’ll explore Jewish texts, dive into discussions, share our experiences and bring Judaism’s ecological wisdom to help us heal our world.
- Cultures of Control versus Cultures of Relationship
- An Eco-Jewish View of How to Disagree Respectfully
- Truth Sprouts from the Earth
Read more about the brand new partnership between ALEPH and Organic Torah
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is excited to welcome Organic Torah as an official program. Focusing on wholeness, integration and wisdom, Organic Torah works to plant the seeds for a renewed Tree of Life. Organic Torah will extend and expand ALEPH’s current offerings, which include programs such as C-DEEP, Tikshoret Connections, Beloved Land: Israel and Palestine through the Kaleidoscope, the Kesher Fellowship, and Kallah.
Founded in 2011 by Rabbi Natan Margalit, Organic Torah is both a project and a way of being/thinking that integrates ancient Jewish wisdom with new directions in modern thought such as ecological and systems thinking which emphasize networks of relationship, context and patterns of connection.
As a project of ALEPH, Organic Torah will continue to offer publications, conferences, retreats and workshops. In addition, plans are in place to integrate Organic Torah into ALEPH’s existing offerings as well as develop new programming.