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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Pekudei

| March 10, 2010

The Text: There are no direct references to hunger in this Torah portion. The Context: This Torah portion describes the conclusion of the building of the Tabernacle by Bezalel.  It details the amount of precious metals, and describes the priestly vestements first worn by Aaron.  Aaron and his sons are anointed as priests and Moses Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vayakhel

| March 10, 2010

The Text: There are no direct references to hunger in this Torah portion. The Context: Moses calls together the people and they bring forth the precious items required to make the Tabernacle.  Those with the proper skills create these precious items. What it Means for Advocates: The Israelites are living in encampment and preparing to Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Ki Tisa

| March 3, 2010

The Text: Exodus 34:26  The choice first fruits of your soil you shall bring to the house of your Eternal God.  You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk. The Context: God instructs Moses to collect a half shekel tax from each individual.  A specific individual is selected to become the craftsperson of Read More

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Long-Time Anti-Hunger Advocate Resigns as MAZON President

| March 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Barbara H. Bergen Tel. (310)-442-0020 Email: mazonmail@mazon.org Long-Time Anti-Hunger Advocate Resigns as MAZON President Los Angeles, March 2, 2010 – Dr. H. Eric Schockman, president of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, announced his resignation today. Serving at the helm of one of the country’s leading anti-hunger advocacy organizations for nearly Read More

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