Tagged Oregon Food Bank

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Why do Jews feed the hungry?

Rabbi Daniel Isaak at the Oregon Food Bank. PHOTOS BY CAROL ISAAK   By Rabbi Daniel Isaak   The mitzvah of practicing hospitality in Jewish thought derives from earliest Jewish memory. In Genesis we read that when strangers pass by, though recuperating from surgery, our forefather Abraham urgently welcomed them to his tent, offering water…

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Easing shutdown stress

The federal government shutdown is impacting thousands of our friends and neighbors. Uncertainty over the length of the furlough is causing additional anxiety and stress for those who are not getting paid during this time. We have heard from several Jewish agencies, groups and congregations about steps they are taking to help alleviate the stress…