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Fighting Hunger in the “Hunger Capitol” of America

| February 25, 2010

I was pleased last week to be invited on a panel of anti-hunger experts to address a gathering of the Westside Democratic Club. In the picture (from left to right) are panel moderator and attorney-activist, Ron Galperin; me;  Frank Tamborello from Hunger Action LA; Matt Sharp from California Food Policy Advocates; and Michael Flood, head Read More

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Chicago Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton

| February 19, 2010

On February 7th, MAZON Partner Synagogue Anshe Emet hosted an Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton. We didn’t realize at the time that the congregants hosting the many politicians – from local leaders all the way to Democratic Party Whip Dick Durbin – were Anshe Emet’s Bar & Bat Mitzvah students! When you think of an “advocate”, what’s Read More

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D’var Torah: Mishpatim

| February 11, 2010

In this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, we are given a series of commandments concerning the relationship between man and man. This parsha directly follows that of Yitro, in which we received the Ten Commandments, revelation at Sinai, and experienced Hashem first hand. “Now these are the laws which you shall set before them: If you buy Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Mishpatim

| February 10, 2010

The Text: Exodus 23:10-11 Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but in the seventh you shall let it rest and lie fallow.  Let the needy among your people eat of it, and what they leave let the wild beasts eat.  You shall do the same with your vineyards and Read More

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