Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on Hope and Gardens on the Moon

Odyssey Networks
December 04, 2013 AT 5:34 PM
This week, NASA announced that they plan to do the "first life sciences experiment on another world" in 2015 when they send a terrarium with basil, turnips and cress to the moon via their Lunar Plant Growth Habitat project. It's exciting not just on its own merits, but for the message of hope and optimism it sends , says Rabbi Brad Hirschfield , "we don't just build what we need in the present, but we actually invest the future because in investing in the future we are actually creating the world we hope our children and grandchildren will inherit."