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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More Than A Shame – A Scandal!

| October 1, 2010

The House of Representatives adjourned on September 30 without taking action on H.R. 5504 – the House version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. Our Representatives had been presented with a Senate bill that cut food stamp benefits to pay for the remaining benefits in the legislation. Food stamps, now called SNAP, are a critical 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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