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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vezot HaBracha

| September 29, 2010

The Text: Vezot HaBracha (Devarim/Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) does not contain relevant references to poverty or hunger. The Context: Vezot HaBracha (Devarim/Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) does not contain relevant references to poverty or hunger. What it Means for Advocates: Hunger is a serious problem in the United States and throughout the world.  One component of MAZON’s work to end Read More

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In Lieu of Gifts…

| September 28, 2010

The following article by Allison Hoffman originally appeared in Tablet Magazine at http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/45922/in-lieu-of-gifts/. Reposted with permission. When Jason Soll started preparing for his bar mitzvah in 2003, he had a clear goal in mind, and it wasn’t developing a deeper connection to his Judaism. What he wanted, really, was an MP4 video player. “I had Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Haazinu

| September 22, 2010

The Text: No references to hunger or poverty in this parsha. The Context: What it Means for Advocates: What would you select if forced to choose between food or gas?  For too many Americans, the high prices of gasoline and food make for impossible choices every day.  MAZON conducted a study entitled, “Gas or Grub: Read More

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Partnering For Change

| September 15, 2010

With a rich history dating back to the late 1880′s, Ahavath Achim (AA) Synagogue is a pillar of Atlanta’s vibrant Jewish community. In addition to its longstanding commitment to building a welcoming home for worship, education and life cycle events, the congregation is steeped in another vital tradition, as well: the pursuit of social justice Read More

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