Hunger Related Torah Text Sources

| November 11, 2008

Leviticus 19:9-10 When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field to its very border, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and Read More

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Soylent Green & Grave Hunger

| September 4, 2008

The 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green commands attention for its chilling prescience. Set in 2022 New York, the film depicts a grim future overheated by pollution and overpopulated with hungry people. Without homes, people sleep in overcrowded apartments, shelters, and streets. Without jobs, people work amidst incredible pain and peril for basic sustenance. Without Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 7

| January 28, 2008

The MAZON mission started our day with a visit to the shanty-town of Alex (short for Alexandris). It was for many years called the ‘dark city’. Until 10 years ago there was no running water, sewage, electricity and was never accepted as part of the municipality of Johannesburg.  It is a very dense place with Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 4

| January 25, 2008

The MAZON Mission continued its journey to visit our grantees in the field and see first hand their effects and workings. Yesterday we visited IKAMVA LABANTU (“the future of our nation”). One thing we continue to see in the field of anti-hunger whether it’s in Brooklyn or the townships of Cape Town, is the importance Read More

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