Jewish Journal

H. Eric Schockman

  • Food Stamp diet underscores need to aid the poor

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'll be the first to admit that cooking isn't my strong suit. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal -- as long as I'm not the person preparing it. In fact, it's come to be somewhat of a joke among my family and friends: If you're hosting a holiday or other...
  • Underclass Surfaces From Floodwaters

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The gut-wrenching scenes of human suffering witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are not only the result of the levee failures at Lake Pontchartrain, but also the failure of a nation numbed to the growing division between "haves" and "have-nots."

    What is appearing on...

  • The Shame of Famine Is in Not Ending It

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    This is a unique moment in history, when God has given us the means to dramatically reduce hunger and poverty.

    The pangs of hunger can be

    so painful and physiologically destructive, especially for children. Yet hunger also produces a more intangible pang -- that of stigma and...

  • Give Best, Sweetest to Hungry

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For millions of American Jews, the official end of the summer season brings with it an important new beginning. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year,

    ushers in the holiest period of the Jewish calendar.

    Called the Days of Repentance, the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur allow...

  • Hunger Stalks Many in Land of Plenty

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Every June, millions of school-age children can barely contain their excitement at the thought of summer vacation. They are eager for family trips, summer camps and lazy afternoons splashing in a community pool.

    But for millions of others, the long months of July and August are as...

  • Haitian Songs

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The following piece was written after a recent trip to Haiti, during which a delegation from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger was hosted by the Lambi Fund, one of MAZON'S longtime grantees.

    It starts with a song. Soft at first, then louder, like slow rolling thunder, gentle...