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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?

    I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR

    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • Two rabbis join George Clooney in protest of Sudanese government

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    In the ceaseless work of repairing the world, George Clooney will rub shoulders with two activist rabbis, who will join him tomorrow at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington to protest the Sudanese government’s blockade of food and humanitarian aid to endangered citizens.

    The actor has...

  • Exploring the mitzvah of social action

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 4, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    Among the gifts of the Jews, to use Thomas Cahill’s flattering phrase, perhaps none is more stirring and enduring than the biblical call to social justice.  We are reminded of the Jewish injunction to seek justice in a couple of new books from Jewish Lights, each of which shows us...

  • Mazon doling out $3 million in grants to fight hunger

    June 28, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Mazon said it has awarded more than $3 million in grants for 2011 to agencies dedicated to fighting hunger.

    The grant recipients announced Tuesday by the Jewish nonprofit organization included about two dozen organizations from around the world, including Israel, South Africa,...

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  • Months later, Jewish groups and Israel are helping a tsunami-devastated Japan

    May 23, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    In northeastern Japan, the area hardest hit by the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, a team of Israeli post-trauma experts guided local teachers and officials through their lingering pain.

    One kindergarten teacher broke down in tears as she related how another teacher saw...

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