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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Shelach Lecha

| June 2, 2010

The Text: 13:27 “This is what they told him: ‘We came to the land you sent us to; it does indeed flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.’” The Context: Chapter 13-15:41 God commands Moses to send 12 scouts on an expedition to Canaan to reconnoiter the land and its inhabitants.  In Read More

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Acting President Barbara H. Bergen Responds to LA Times Editorial on Global Hunger

| May 26, 2010

Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an editorial on the Obama administration’s response to the global food crisis, “The Starving Can’t Wait“. MAZON’s Acting President, Barbara H. Bergen, responded with the following letter, which also ran in the Times’ letters section yesterday: The Times has pinpointed both the need to combat global hunger and Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Beha’alotecha

| May 26, 2010

The Text: 11:4 “The riffraff in their midst felt a gluttonous craving; and then the Israelites wept and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat!’” 11:8 “The people would go about and gather it, grind it between millstones or pound it in a mortar, boil it in a pot, and make it into cakes…when Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Naso

| May 19, 2010

The Text: 6:16 “The priest shall present them before YHVH and offer the sin offering and the burnt offering.” The Context: In the midst of the census, a set of rules is given to help the priests prepare for the march through the wilderness.  The priests are commanded to prevent and eliminate impurity within the Read More

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