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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Terumah

| February 17, 2010

The Text: The Context: Careful description of the construction of the Tabernacle to house God’s presence is outlined in this Torah portion. What it Means for Advocates: This week’s Torah portion reminds us about the beauty in the world around us, because even as God provides instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle, natural products Read More

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D’var Torah: Mishpatim

| February 11, 2010

In this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, we are given a series of commandments concerning the relationship between man and man. This parsha directly follows that of Yitro, in which we received the Ten Commandments, revelation at Sinai, and experienced Hashem first hand. “Now these are the laws which you shall set before them: If you buy Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Mishpatim

| February 10, 2010

The Text: Exodus 23:10-11 Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but in the seventh you shall let it rest and lie fallow.  Let the needy among your people eat of it, and what they leave let the wild beasts eat.  You shall do the same with your vineyards and Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Yitro

| February 3, 2010

The Text: The Context: Moses is developing as the leader of this newly freed people.  His father-in-law, a Midianite priest, Jethro advises him about a more effective model to adjudicate.  The people reach Mount Sinai and Moses ascends to receive the Ten Commandments. What it Means for Advocates: This Torah portion marks the moment when Read More

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