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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Matot

| July 7, 2010

The Text: The Context: What it Means for Advocates: The same portion that describes the wanderings of the Israelites delineates the boundaries of the Promised Land and establishes cities of refuge.  Though the journey from slavery to freedom has been long, soon the Israelites will have an opportunity to build a just society. The Torah Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Masei

| July 7, 2010

The Text: The Context: What it Means for Advocates: The same portion that describes the wanderings of the Israelites delineates the boundaries of the Promised Land and establishes cities of refuge.  Though the journey from slavery to freedom has been long, soon the Israelites will have an opportunity to build a just society. The Torah Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Pinchas

| June 30, 2010

The Text: Numbers 27:16 “Let the YHVH, Source of the breath of all flesh, appoint a leader for the community who shall go out before them and come in before them, and who shall take them out and bring them in, so that YHVH’s community may not be like sheep that have no shepherd.” The Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Balak

| June 23, 2010

The Text: Numbers 24:5-7 “How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!” The blessing was intended to be a curse by Balaam but it emerged instead as a blessing.  It is the source for the prayer Mah Tovu, recited daily upon entering a synagogue. The Context: This Torah portion recalls the unusual Read More

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