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Fighting Hunger in the “Hunger Capitol” of America

| February 25, 2010

I was pleased last week to be invited on a panel of anti-hunger experts to address a gathering of the Westside Democratic Club. In the picture (from left to right) are panel moderator and attorney-activist, Ron Galperin; me;  Frank Tamborello from Hunger Action LA; Matt Sharp from California Food Policy Advocates; and Michael Flood, head Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Tetzaveh

| February 24, 2010

The Text: Exodus 29:31-34 You shall take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in the sacred precinct; and Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.  These things shall be eaten only by those Read More

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Chicago Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton

| February 19, 2010

On February 7th, MAZON Partner Synagogue Anshe Emet hosted an Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton. We didn’t realize at the time that the congregants hosting the many politicians – from local leaders all the way to Democratic Party Whip Dick Durbin – were Anshe Emet’s Bar & Bat Mitzvah students! When you think of an “advocate”, what’s Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Terumah

| February 17, 2010

The Text: The Context: Careful description of the construction of the Tabernacle to house God’s presence is outlined in this Torah portion. What it Means for Advocates: This week’s Torah portion reminds us about the beauty in the world around us, because even as God provides instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle, natural products Read More

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