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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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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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