Published by JTA-Op-Ed: Keep the SNAP aid program strong

| April 5, 2012

As leaders of national advocacy organizations, we cannot stand by while the health and well-being of one of every six American men, women and children are threatened. As leaders of Jewish advocacy organizations, we are further compelled to act by the arrival of Passover, a holiday that opens with an invitation to “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” Read More

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Think again

| January 3, 2012

Originally published in ‘Tis The Season, an independent supplement to the Chicago Sun-Times. by Abby J. Leibman President & CEO, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger December 23, 2011 As an advocate, I often spend my days in a state of outrage. I am buffeted by chilling statistics, the devastating experiences of families in need Read More

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Published in j. – A Jewish Response to the Farm Bill

| October 7, 2011

(Published on October 16, 2011 in j., the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California) Putting Jewish values on poor Americans’ dinner tables by Abby J. Leibman At Yom Kippur, through tefillah, teshuvah and tzedakah, we recommit ourselves to improving our relationship with God and with our community. It is a time of reflection, repentance and Read More

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BUDGET: Threat to Food Stamps Lies Hidden in Ryan’s Plan

| April 28, 2011

Hiding in the pages of the House of Representatives’ proposed 2012 budget is a stripping away of federal funding for our safety net food programs. Read More

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