Posts Tagged: food policy

More Than Just The Corners of Our Fields



As a fellow Eisendrath Legislative Assistant, Raechel Banks, wrote yesterday, “There are many ways to ‘share our bread with the hungry’ (Isaiah 58:7).” She discussed a very tangible  way of helping to combat hunger in our midst (I still have blisters on my fingers from cutting potatoes for 3 hours straight). Today, however, I want […]

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How ‘Doing’ Opens our Hearts to ‘Hearing’ the Cries of Hunger



by Rabbi Susan Talve Earlier this month, I joined many in the Jewish community in St. Louis and across the country in a Food Stamp Challenge. The Challenge was sponsored by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Mazon and the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements to raise awareness for the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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A Moral Obligation for Food Day



What would Passover be without matzah ball soup, Hanukkah without latkes, Thanksgiving without turkey? For the Jewish – and indeed American – people, food plays a pivotal role in who and what we are. So let’s celebrate it with Food Day on October 24. Although Food Day was designed to be a day to celebrate […]

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My West Wing Moment



Tuesday night, I had what I like to call a “West Wing moment.” My parents got me hooked on Aaron Sorkin’s iconic TV series (cast pictured below) at the beginning of last summer, and ever since I’ve helplessly seen Washington politics as little more than a real-life iteration of that drama series. West Wing moments, […]

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Webinar Recap: Get Out & Garden Today



The weather was perfect yesterday in Washington, D.C.: sunny skies, a warm breeze, and budding tulips and cherry blossoms everywhere you go.  Nature is slowly emerging from the darkness of winter.  I can’t help but think about how Passover, celebrating the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt and the shackles of slavery thousands of years ago, […]

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#URJBiennial: Food, Glorious Food!



These days, when it seems like our food choices are unlimited—organic, seasonal, (eco)-Kosher and more—how do we as Reform Jews turn to our tradition and values for help? Panelists and participants tackled this question at “Food, Glorious Food!”, a learning session held earlier today here at the URJ Biennialin National Harbor, MD. Several dozen participants […]

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