Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation

| June 8, 2010

Each June, school bells across America ring for the final time. It’s the sound of freedom to some – but not to the more than 30 million kids who rely for their survival on the free or reduced-price lunch they receive at school. Without this vital nutrition assistance, the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Shelach Lecha

| June 2, 2010

The Text: 13:27 “This is what they told him: ‘We came to the land you sent us to; it does indeed flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.’” The Context: Chapter 13-15:41 God commands Moses to send 12 scouts on an expedition to Canaan to reconnoiter the land and its inhabitants.  In Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Beha’alotecha

| May 26, 2010

The Text: 11:4 “The riffraff in their midst felt a gluttonous craving; and then the Israelites wept and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat!’” 11:8 “The people would go about and gather it, grind it between millstones or pound it in a mortar, boil it in a pot, and make it into cakes…when Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Naso

| May 19, 2010

The Text: 6:16 “The priest shall present them before YHVH and offer the sin offering and the burnt offering.” The Context: In the midst of the census, a set of rules is given to help the priests prepare for the march through the wilderness.  The priests are commanded to prevent and eliminate impurity within the Read More

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