Health, Nutrition & Torah: Shmini

| April 7, 2010

The Text; The Context: The Jewish dietary laws are given incrementally in the Torah.  Kashrut, the laws of keeping kosher, relate not only to the type of animal but also to the way the animal is slaughtered, soaked, salted and prepared.  In other words, Kashrut is not merely about what something is but also how Read More

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D’var Haggadah

| March 26, 2010

Hello I am writing you this letter to let you know about a project I recently completed as a part of my work as the MAZON advocacy fellow. Engaging the community in direct action and advocacy consists of letting people know that there is an issue that deserves their attention – that issue is hunger Read More

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At Passover, A Plea For The Child Nutrition Bill

| March 24, 2010

When we sit down to our Passover seder tables, as a people we will proclaim that we remember the days when we were not free, when we lived under the yoke of slavery in someone’s else’s land. Then we will extend an invitation to all who are hungry to come and eat with us, for Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Tzav

| March 24, 2010

The Text: The Context: What it Means for Advocates: The Torah prohibits human consumption of blood four times.  Jewish tradition forbids the eating of blood.  Isaac Bashevis Singer, a vegetarian, wrote, “Early in my life I came to the conclusion that there was no basic difference between man and animals.  If a man has the Read More

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