Hunger, Nutrition, and the Torah

Much of the Jewish textual tradition addresses our responsibility to care for the poor and hungry among us. To better understand this obligation from the Torah's perspective, check out key verses from selected weekly Torah portions and view related thought-starters for sermons by following the links below: 

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Judaism’s Commitment to Caring for the Poor and Hungry

A compilation of additional Jewish texts that speak to our tradition’s commitment to caring for the poor and hungry.

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Genesis

Genesis 1:11 And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation: seed-bearing plants, fruit trees..."

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Exodus web

Exodus

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...

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Leviticus

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...

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Numbers

Numbers 15:18-19 "When you enter the land to which I am taking you and you eat of the bread of the land, you shall set some aside as a gift..."

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Deuteronomy web

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 24:19 When you reap the harvest in your field and overlook a sheaf in the field, do not turn back to get it...

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