A Message from MAZON’s Chair

| April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010 Dear Friend of MAZON: I just returned from MAZON’s board of directors meeting in Dallas, Texas and am pleased to bring you up to date on MAZON’s extraordinary achievements over the past year, and exciting plans for the near future. Despite an unstable economy, MAZON has been blessed with generous donors who Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Emor

| April 28, 2010

The Text: Leviticus 23:22 “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger…” The Context: The first part of Emor deals with the special laws Read More

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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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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Acharei Mot

| April 21, 2010

The Text: 17:13-14  And if any Israelite who resides among them hunts down an animal or a bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.  For the life of all flesh – its blood is its life.  Therefore I say to the Israelite people:  You shall not Read More

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