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Skid Row, LA: Adventures in The Kosher Sutra

by Marcus J Freed

June 13, 2011 | 12:53 pm

Jewish Federation LA's volunteer day at the Fred Jordan Mission, Downtown LA.

Last Sunday I had a profound experience in downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row is the poorest district in LA, and the setting for The Soloist. I was there as part of a volunteer day at a homeless shelter and got more than I bargained for. 150 homeless African Americans were in attendance for a meal served by volunteers and at the last moment I was asked to address their sunday chapel service. The filming quality is basic, but you’ll get the gist. I shared my favourite Kosher Sutra du jour - “Serve God with joy” (Ps 100:2) - along with a question - how can you feel joyful if you’re not in the mood?


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