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D’var Torah: Aharai-Mot / Kedoshim

| April 23, 2010

This week we read in Vayikra – Leviticus – the dual-parsha Aharai-Mot / Kedoshim. The location of this week is in some ways strange and in other ways extremely apropos. The first book of the Hebrew Bible, בראשית (Genesis), gave us the foundations of our collective story – creation, ancient history, and chosen-ness vis-a-vis the Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Acharei Mot

| April 21, 2010

The Text: 17:13-14  And if any Israelite who resides among them hunts down an animal or a bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.  For the life of all flesh – its blood is its life.  Therefore I say to the Israelite people:  You shall not Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Kedoshim

| April 21, 2010

The Text: Leviticus 19:9-10 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and Read More

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Seattle Bar Mitzvah Project Raises $2200 to Fight Hunger

| April 16, 2010

There’s nothing heartier than a home-cooked meal – especially when the heart of that meal is hunger relief! Earlier this year, Justin Coskey of Seattle, WA, organized a spaghetti dinner as part of his Bar Mitzvah project at MAZON partner synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom. In the finest Jewish tradition, everyone in the community took part. Read More

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