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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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Tell Congress: Stop Raiding Food Stamp Benefits!

| September 21, 2010

We need you to be the voice of the voiceless. In early August, the Senate and House passed legislation that cut funding for future SNAP / Food Stamp benefits to pay for state Medicaid and teacher retention relief. Now the Senate has passed a Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that would result in future cuts of Read More

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Pressing Forward For Change

| September 17, 2010

Tonight at sundown marks the start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Known in English as the Day of Atonement, the holiday ushers in a period of serious self-reflection for millions of Jews across the United States and around the globe. For approximately 24 hours, we leave aside joy and contemplate Read More

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