“Who Stole My Religion?: Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet” by Richard H. Schwartz (President of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians and President Emeritus of Jewish Vegetarians of North America) was specifically written to be a wake up call to members of the Jewish community to apply Judaism’s powerful teachings on justice, peace, compassion, kindness, and environmental sustainability to help shift our imperiled planet onto a sustainable path. Schwartz extols Judaism, arguing that Judaism is a radical, transformative religion, but many Jews, especially Orthodox Jews, are in denial about climate change and are supporting conservative politicians and policies that are inconsistent with Jewish values. “Who Stole My Religion?” provides a thought-provoking read, and he demonstrates that the future of humanity depends on Jews applying Judaism’s highest values in response to today’s crises. Erudite, informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, “Who Stole My Religion?” is a consistently compelling read and highly recommended for personal, synagogue, community, and academic library Judaic Studies collections.
Wisconsin Bookwatch: October 2016
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
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This review was originally featured in the Midwest Book Review.