A

Aaronson, Aaron, 152154

Aaronson, Sarah, 154

Abraham, 9, 176, 180

acid rain, 94, 180

Adam, 8, 180

addax, 33

addresses, 143

afikoman, 6263, 180

Africa, 171, 180

airplanes, collisions with birds, 165167

air pollution, 9495, 131, 169. see also pollution

algae, 180

Amazon, 161, 168169, 182

American Indians. see Native Americans

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 144

Angell, Bobbi, 101

Animal Care Club, 145

animals. see also cruelty to animals; monsters; tzaar baalei chaim; wild animals; specific animals

compassion and mercy towards, 57, 61, 108109, 115116, 140

domestic, 3233

fighting, 23

Jewish attitudes towards, 2025

pets, 2325, 109112

raised for food, 115116

sacrifices of, 108

testing, 116

worship of, 108

animal sayings, 38

animal shelters, 111

anthropology, 162

ants, 171

Apis, 108

Aravah Valley, 181

archaeologists, 21, 171, 181

Assyria, 193

asteroids, 181

 

 

 

 

 

At Dawn (poem), 64

atmosphere, 181

avocados, 5051

 

B

Baal Shem Tov, 5860

Babylonia, 181

baby names, 4849

bacteria, 171

badgers, 121

bald eagles, 113

bal tash'hit, 44, 176177, 181

barley, 11, 42

barn owls, 98100, 167

baths, 139

B.C.E., 181

beans, 42

bears, 27, 120

Bedouins, 32

beetles, 168

behemoth, 3839

Ben Eliezer, Israel, 189

Benjamin (tribe), 30

Bereshit (Genesis), 186

Bible, 181. see also Torah; individual books of the Bible

big horn sheep, 120

biodegradable items, 21, 104, 181182

biodiversity, 112, 114, 117, 176, 182

biofuels, 182

biological controls, 101

biologists, 182

birds, 2223. see also individual kinds of birds

in the Amazon, 168

collisions with airplanes, 165167

compassion and mercy towards, 2223

endangered species, 117

feeding, 39

migration, 3435, 165167, 188

radio transmitters, 166167

bison. see buffalo

blessings

for bread, 6768

before eating, 45

Bluestein, Rachel, 64

blue-tongued skinks, 145

boars, 27

Book of Ruth, 12

Booths, Festival of. see Sukkot

botany, 155

Brazil, 159161, 169, 182

British, 154

Broad Old River (song), 157, 159

buffalo, 75, 108, 118, 122

bulls, 108

burial of pets, 111

Burstein, Chaya M., 6264

butterflies, 168

 

C

caimans, 169

Cain, 8, 182

calf of gold, 108

camels, 27, 3233

Cape Town (South Africa), 167

caracals, 30

carbon dioxide, 93, 95, 131, 169, 182

Carmel Forest (Israel), 164166

carrier pigeons, 75, 154

cars, 134

Carson, Rachel, 77, 155157, 158

cats, 38, 108, 111

cave paintings, 108

C.E., 182

Central Africa, 171

Central Park (in New York City), 178

challah, 6568, 182

Challah (story), 6568

charity. see tzedakah

Chernobyl (city in the Ukraine), 132

chickens, 2223, 116, 117

chickpeas, 42

chimpanzees, 162164

China, 171

chinook, 174

chipmunks, 123

chlorine, 138

chum (kind of salmon), 174

cities, 44, 176178

city government, 141143

Clayton, John, 6568

Clean Water Act, 159, 191

Clearwater (boat), 157159

Clearwater Festival, 159

climate change, 94

clothing recycling, 137

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), 144

coho (kind of salmon), 174

Columbia spotted frog, 123

commissioners, 142143

compassion for animals. see tzaar baalei chaim

compost, 125127, 136, 183

congressmen and women, 142143

conservation, 134. see also recycling

coral, 114

covetousness, 178

cows, 116

coyotes, 123

crafts. see eco-activities

creation, 79, 84

cruelty to animals, 115116

 

D

dams, 133

Daniel, 26

David, 26, 27, 183

David Graybeard (chimpanzee), 163

DDT, 113, 116, 183

de Angulo, Jamie, 69

death of pets, 111

deer, 29, 122, 168

deer mice, 123

deforestation, 44, 9394, 160161. see also forests

desalinization, 138

desert canyon turtles, 120

desertification, 171

deserts, 94, 170171, 183

developed countries, 183

dogs, 30, 38

domestic animals, 3233

donkeys, 22, 32

doves, 35, 145

Dovrat, Ehud, 165167

dragons, 38

drip irrigation, 139, 183

dual-flush toilets, 139

Dunn, Sharon, 6568

Duwamish Indians, 70

 

E

eagles, 35, 113

Earth, 74, 183

model, 1517

respect for, 1314, 6871

Earth First, 161

eco-activities

bird feeding, 39

composting, 125127

garbage (biodegradability), 104

gardening, 146149

growing things, 5051

hiking, 71

paper earth, 1517

tee-shirt slogan, 7879

windowsill gardening, 149

eco-groups, 144, 183184

eco-heroes, 152174

ecology, 184

Eden. see Garden of Eden

eggs, 2223, 117

Egypt, 9, 91, 108, 184

elephants, 114

Eliezer, 27

Eliezer, Israel Ben. see Baal Shem Tov

emmer wheat, 152154

endangered species, 117. see also extinct species

Endangered Species Act, 191

energy, 130135, 184. see also specific types of energy

energy conservation, 134

environment, 184

effect of garbage on, 115, 172174

environmentalists, 152174. see also eco-groups

Environmental Kids Club (of the EPA), 145

environmentally safe cleaning products, 124

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 145, 184

Esau, 29, 4243

etrog, 12

European Union (EU), 97, 184

euthanasia, 109, 110, 112

Eve, 8, 180

evolution, 112, 184185

exhaust, 185

extinct species, 7576, 9192, 185. see also endangered species

 

F

factory farms, 116

farmers, 160161

farmers' markets, 124. see also organically grown foods

farming, 4243, 91, 115116. see also organically grown foods; overfarming

Feast of the Tabernacles. see Sukkot

Feast of Weeks. see Shavuot

federal government, 141143

fertilizer, 114, 185

Festival of Booths. see Sukkot

figs, 42

First World War, 154

fish, 114, 158

Fish and Wildlife Service, 156

fishing. see overfishing

flax, 43

Flood, the, 9, 21, 112

food, 21, 4243, 115116

forests, 142, 176177. see also deforestation; rain forests; trees

forms of address, 143

forsythia, 50

fossil fuels, 94, 95, 124, 130131, 185

foxes, 26, 38, 122

France, 167

free-range animals, 185

free trade, 184

Freud (chimpanzee), 163

Friends of the Earth, 144

frogs, 123

fry (baby fish), 173

fumigant, 185

fungus, 185

 

G

Gamla, 35

garbage, 135137. see also compost; sewage

biodegradability, 104

effect on the environment, 115, 172174

energy from, 133

organic, 125127

garbage dumps, 135136

gardening, 146149

Garden of Eden, 78, 185

geese, 116

genes, 97, 185186

Genesis, 186

genetic modification, 97, 186

geothermal power, 131, 186

Germantown Friends School (in Philadelphia, PA), 145

glaciers, 186

glass recycling, 136

gliders, 166

global warming, 9596, 117, 142, 169, 186

goats, 3233, 38, 43, 108, 120, 140

golden calf, 108

Golden Gate Bridge (in San Francisco, CA), 161

gomel (prayer), 186

Goodall, Jane, 100, 162164, 178

gorillas, 75

Goshen, 9

government, 141143

governors, 142143

grapes, 42

Great Britain, 187

Great Rift Valley, 167

green algae, 114

green architecture, 186187

greenhouse effect, 9596, 187

Greenpeace International, 144

grizzly bears, 120

growing things, 5051

 

H

habitat, 30

Hadrian, 61, 187

ha-gomel (prayer), 109, 187

Haifa, 187

halal, 117

Hananiah, 60

hares, 123

Harvest Festival. see Shavuot

harvest festivals. see Passover; Shavuot; Sukkot

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 171, 190

Hasidism, 5960, 187

herbs, 149

hiking, 71, 164

Hillel, 129, 187188

honey (from dates), 42

hoopoes, 35, 37

Hoover Dam, 133

horse manure, 136

horses, 38, 60, 109

Hudson River (New York), 157159

Hula Valley, 34

humans, 188

human development, 8492

population, 9092, 115, 196

Hungry Owl Project (HOP), 98100, 167

hunting, 23

hybrid, 140

hybrid vehicles, 134, 141142, 188

hydraulic power, 131133, 133, 188

hyenas, 30

Hyrax, 32

 

I

ibexes, 27, 171

iguanas, 168

incinerator, 188

incinerators, 135136

Indian Tales (book), 69

Indonesia, 161

industrial revolution, 75, 188

insecticides, 156157. see also pesticides

insects, 168

insulation, 124

intergalactic vehicles, 188

International Center for the Study of Bird Migration, 167, 188

international cooperation, 117, 142

Internet, 143, 144, 167

irrigation, 14, 139

Isaac, 29

Isaiah, 2122, 188189

Israel, 189. see also Palestine; Zionism

Israel Ben Eliezer. see Baal Shem Tov

Israeli Air Force, 165167

Israeli Ministry of Science, 165167

 

J

jackals, 27

Jackson Elementary School (in Washington), 172174

Jacob, 29, 4243

jealousy, 178

Jeremiah, 189

Jericho, 153, 189

Jerusalem, 189190

Jewish agricultural holidays, 190. see also Omer; Passover; Shavuot; Sukkot

Jewish National Fund, 44, 190, 200

Job, 77, 190

Jonah, 5657, 190

Jonah (stork), 167

Jordan, 171, 190

Jordan River, 9, 190

Jordan Valley, 165167

Jubilee year, 13

Judah the Prince, 57

Judea, 189, 197

Judean desert, 170171

Judezmo, 201

justice, 60. see also tzedakah

 

K

Kaddish, 111, 191

Kinneret, 14

knuckle-walking, 164

Kohanim, 191

kosher, 117, 191

Kuwait, 138

Kyoto Protocol, 117, 191

 

L

land

Jewish attitudes towards, 4246, 176179

respect for, 61

land of milk and honey, 10

League of Nations, 202

Leakey, Louis, 162

legends, 3739

legislation for the environment, 191

lentils, 42

leopards, 30

Leshem, Yossi, 101, 164167, 196

leviathan, 3839

Levites, 44, 191

Leviticus, 13, 191192

life cycles, 47

linen, 43

Lion of Judah, 26

lions, 26, 38

loggers and logging industry, 118

loggers and lumber industry, 160161, 169, 176

Lope National Park (Gabon), 118

lulav, 12

lumber industry. see loggers and lumber industry

 

M

Maimonides, Moses, 44, 77, 193

marmots, 121

mass transportation, 141, 192

mayors, 142143

medicines from plants, 102, 169, 192

Mendes, Chico, 159161

mercy. see tzaar baalei chaim

mercy killing. see euthanasia

Mesopotamia, 192. see also Assyria; Babylonia

Messiah, 39, 45, 192

metal recycling, 136

methane gas, 133

mice, 101, 123, 145

Middle East, 154

midrash, 61

migrash (open land), 44, 176178

Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries (web page), 167

migration, 3435, 165167, 188, 192193

mitzvah, 111

monkeys, 168

monsters, 3739. see also animals

Moses, 9, 193

mountain goats, 120

mountain lions, 122

Mount Sinai, 193

Mukilteo (town in Washington), 124

mule deer, 122

Muslims, 117

Muynak (town), 92

 

N

Nabateans, 171

names, 4849

national parks, 118, 177

National Wildlife Federation, 144

Native Americans, 6870, 108, 193

natural gas, 133

natural gas vehicles, 142

naturalists, 117118

nature. see also bal tash'hit

Jewish attitudes towards, 176179

respect for, 58101, 6871, 176179

Nature Conservancy, the, 144

Negev, 170171, 193

network of protected lands, 193

Nineveh, 5657, 193

Noah, 9, 21, 112, 194

nuclear energy, 132, 194

 

O

oceans, 75

old-growth forests, 177

olives, 42

Omer, 12, 194

onagers, 30

open spaces, 44, 176178

organically grown foods, 97, 117, 140, 194. see also farmers' markets; farming

Osage Indians, 69

ostriches, 32

Ottoman Turks, 154

overfarming, 171

overfishing, 115, 194

overgrazing, 94, 171

owls, 98100, 167

oxen, 22, 33, 38

oxygen, 195

ozone layer, 95, 117, 195

 

P

Palestine, 154, 195. see also Israel

paper mache, 1517

paper recycling, 136137

Passover, 11, 62, 195, 198

PCBs, 159

pelicans, 123

pesticides, 98, 101, 113, 116, 195. see also insecticides

Petra (Jordan), 171

pets, 2325, 109112, 161

phoenix, 3738

Pigeon Creek (Washington), 172174

pikas, 120

pilgrimage holidays. see Passover; Shavuot

pink (kind of salmon), 174

plant medicines, 102, 169, 192

plants, 102

plastic, 195196

plastic bags, 115

plastic recycling, 136

poachers, 118

poems, 64

pollutant, 196

pollution, 75, 9295, 142. see also air pollution; water pollution

energy, 130135

pomegranates, 42

poppies, 101

population explosion, 9092, 115, 196

porcupines, 32, 171

Portland (city in Oregon), 141

prayers

ha-gomel, 109, 187

Kaddish, 111, 191

praying mantises, 121

president, 142143

Princess (stork), 167

protected lands, 193

Psalms, 137

putting to sleep. see euthanasia

pythons, 145

 

Q

quail, 34

 

R

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, 156

radar, 196

radioactive waste, 132, 196

radio transmitters, 166167

rain forests, 159161, 168169, 196. see also deforestation; forests

ranchers, 160161

Rashi, 44, 196197

rat poison, 98, 101

Rebecca, 27

recycling, 97, 124, 136137, 141, 197

redwoods, 94

re-em (mythical animal), 38

renewable energy, 131, 141, 197. see also hydraulic power; solar energy; wind energy

Rivka Grows Up (book), 6264

road building, 160, 169

Roman Empire, 54, 197

Roots and Shoots, 144, 162

Rosh Hashanah, 197

rubber trees, 160

Ruth, 12

 

S

Sabbath. see Shabbat

sacrifices of animals, 108

Safed, 45

salmon, 117, 172174

Samson, 26, 27, 197

sapsuckers, 121

Sarah, 176

Sareks National Park (Sweden), 118

Saudi Arabia, 138

scapegoats, 108

Sea of Galilee, 14

Seattle, Chief, 70

Seattle (city in Washington), 141

sea turtles, 115

Seeger, Pete, 157159

senators, 142143

sequoia trees, 94

seven species, 4243

sewage, 198. see also garbage

Shabbat, 8, 13, 22, 65, 177, 197

shamir (mythical animal), 37

Shavuot, 12, 198

sheep, 3233, 43, 120

shellfish, 158

shemitah year, 13

shochet, 117

showers, 139

Sierra Club, 144

Silent Spring (book), 156157, 158

skinks, 145

smolts, 173

Snoqualmie Indians, 69

snowshoe hare, 123

Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), 144, 165

sockeye (kind of salmon), 174

solar energy, 131, 133, 135, 198

solar system, 198

Solomon, 26, 198, 200

Song of Songs, 11, 35, 198

Spain, 167

species, 198199

spiders, 121

spying, 154

St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands), 118

state government, 141143

state legislators, 142143

sterilization, 110, 199

stories, 5470

storks, 167

sukkah, 12

Sukkot, 12, 199

Suquamish Indians, 70

sustainable harvesting, 199

sustainable living, 199

 

T

Tabernacles, Feast of the. see Sukkot

Talmud, 199

about animals, 22, 116, 176179

about land, 43, 176179

about the earth, 8

on doing what you can, 179

instructions for man, 8

kosher laws, 117

talons, 199

Tanakh. see Torah

Tanzania, 162163

taxation, 45

tectonic plates, 199200

tee-shirt slogan, 7879

Tel Aviv University, 165167

Temple, 1112, 37, 54, 108, 200

Ten Commandments, 177, 193, 198

termites, 171

tet-hadesh (greeting), 23

thermostats, 124

toilets, 139

tools, 164

Torah, 8, 200. see also individual books of the Bible

toucans, 169

trash. see garbage

trees, 4447, 9394, 176177. see also bal tash'hit

Trenor, Eden, 124

Tu b'Shevat, 4546, 200

Turkey, 153, 200. see also Ottoman Turks

turtles, 115, 120, 145, 168

tzaar baalei chaim, 22, 140, 176179, 200

tzedakah, 142, 200201

 

U

ultraviolet-B radiation, 117

unicorns, 38

United Nations, 160, 169

 

V

Vayikra (Leviticus), 191192

vegans, 120. see also vegetarianism

vegetable gardening, 146148

vegetarianism, 21, 201. see also vegans

Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii), 118

 

W

wars, 76

wastewater, 138139, 141, 158

water, 9293, 139

water buffalo, 33

watermelons, 14, 124

water pollution, 114, 138, 158159, 172174. see also pollution

water power. see hydraulic power

water treatment plants, 138139, 141

wells, 43

Western Wall, 200

whales, 5657, 115

wheat, 42, 152154

white pelicans, 123

wild animals, 2632, 112115, 120123

wildflowers, 170

Wildlife Conservation Society, 144

wildlife preserves, 33, 118, 142, 156, 164, 193

Wilkie (chimpanzee), 163

wind energy, 97, 131

windmills, 97, 131, 201

windowsill gardening, 149

wolverines, 120

wolves, 30, 38, 118

World Bank, 169, 201

World War One, 154

worship of animals, 108

 

Y

yellow-bellied marmots, 121

yellow-bellied sapsuckers, 121

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, mostly), 118, 119123

Yiddish, 65, 201

 

Z

Zichron Yaacov (town in Israel), 152

Zion, 153

Zionism, 153, 202

ziz-shaddai (mythical bird), 37