Conscious Eating and Food Shaming

Food Shaming We can see an example of food shaming and using food inappropriately in the Torah in the tale of twin brothers, Esau/Esav and Jacob/Ya’akov. Esau is the skilled hunter, who puts meat on his family’s table. Jacob is the homebody. When Esau/Esav returns home from an unsuccessful hunting trip, he finds his brother …

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Human Dignity

The most important value is human dignity. כבוד הבריות Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Electricity and Shabbat — The dignity of people (כבוד הבריות):Jewish law requires us to protect the precious quality known as dignity, which derives from the divine reflection evident in every human life. If we were to determine that a given activity was prohibited by …

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Which Ordinary Item Is a Mini-Temple? (A Mikdash Me’at)

Shabbat is the holiest day of the week and the Jewish high holy day that happens every week. Many Jews attend synagogue services on Shabbat, but perhaps aren’t aware of the huge mitzvah (mitzvah gedolah) that occurs after services, when we sit down together as friends and strangers to share a meal at an oneg …

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