There has been a wonderful proliferation of Jewish environmental initiatives and organizations in recent years. So why do we need another one? Simply put, because only Organic Torah focuses primarily on integrating ecological thinking into a vital new vision of torah. It shows us how ecological thinking is not just an “add on” that modernity has brought to Judaism, but rather, cutting edge shifts in thinking across many fields toward an ecological, pattern, or systems way of thinking has given us new light on what has been integral to Judaism all along. Organic Torah’s emphasis on patterns and complex systems can help bring a new vitality to the study of torah, as well as bringing torah’s wisdom to help us grapple with contemporary issues.