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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Shmini

| April 7, 2010

The Text; The Context: The Jewish dietary laws are given incrementally in the Torah.  Kashrut, the laws of keeping kosher, relate not only to the type of animal but also to the way the animal is slaughtered, soaked, salted and prepared.  In other words, Kashrut is not merely about what something is but also how Read More

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D’var Haggadah

| March 26, 2010

Hello I am writing you this letter to let you know about a project I recently completed as a part of my work as the MAZON advocacy fellow. Engaging the community in direct action and advocacy consists of letting people know that there is an issue that deserves their attention – that issue is hunger Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Tzav

| March 24, 2010

The Text: The Context: What it Means for Advocates: The Torah prohibits human consumption of blood four times.  Jewish tradition forbids the eating of blood.  Isaac Bashevis Singer, a vegetarian, wrote, “Early in my life I came to the conclusion that there was no basic difference between man and animals.  If a man has the Read More

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National Child Nutrition Seder in Washington DC

| March 17, 2010

Using one of the most evocative lines from the traditional Passover Seder – “Let all who are hungry come and eat” – the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and MAZON have re-contextualized the historical message of redemption from slavery with the modern struggle faced by hungry children across our country by creating the Child Read More

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