White House: Child Hunger & Obesity “Is An Epidemic”

| March 23, 2010

As we ask The 5th Question at our home seders, and further educate ourselves at Child Nutrition Seders across the country, we find incredible support from the current administration as we strive to end child hunger. Last month, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon, where he reiterated that Child Read More

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National Child Nutrition Seder in Washington DC

| March 17, 2010

Using one of the most evocative lines from the traditional Passover Seder – “Let all who are hungry come and eat” – the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and MAZON have re-contextualized the historical message of redemption from slavery with the modern struggle faced by hungry children across our country by creating the Child Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vayikra

| March 17, 2010

The Text: “If your offering is a burnt offering from the herd you shall make your offering a male without blemish.” The Context: A person can offer a blemished animal, an animal that is unfit in the sight of God, but it does not disqualify the human who offers it.  The offering should be unblemished Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Pekudei

| March 10, 2010

The Text: There are no direct references to hunger in this Torah portion. The Context: This Torah portion describes the conclusion of the building of the Tabernacle by Bezalel.  It details the amount of precious metals, and describes the priestly vestements first worn by Aaron.  Aaron and his sons are anointed as priests and Moses Read More

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