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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Noah

| October 13, 2010

The Text: Gen. 9:3-4 moving thing that  lives shall be food for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.  But flesh with its life, which is its blood, you shall not eat. The Context: The world has been created and inhabited.  The humans have been expunged from the Garden of Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Bereishit

| October 6, 2010

The Text: Gen. 1:11-12 God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth; and it was so.  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed Read More

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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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