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D’var Torah: Aharai-Mot / Kedoshim

| April 23, 2010

This week we read in Vayikra – Leviticus – the dual-parsha Aharai-Mot / Kedoshim. The location of this week is in some ways strange and in other ways extremely apropos. The first book of the Hebrew Bible, בראשית (Genesis), gave us the foundations of our collective story – creation, ancient history, and chosen-ness vis-a-vis the Read More

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An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi

| April 19, 2010

Dear Speaker Pelosi, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has been in the vanguard of addressing hunger and food insecurity in the United States for the past 25 years. We are writing in strong support of reauthorizing Child Nutrition Programs this year. With your help, this Congress has committed to addressing critical economic and health 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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White House: Child Hunger & Obesity “Is An Epidemic”

| March 23, 2010

As we ask The 5th Question at our home seders, and further educate ourselves at Child Nutrition Seders across the country, we find incredible support from the current administration as we strive to end child hunger. Last month, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon, where he reiterated that Child Read More

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