I have never experienced a day of real hunger in my life. Have you? We are surrounded by such an abundance of food that we are the generation who are trying to eat less; not more.
In a 2016 report, the Guardian reported that 60 million tons of food is wasted annually by retailers and consumers ($160bn), about a third of all foodstuffs; and much of it is discarded because it doesn’t conform to the aesthetic standards that stores and consumers want. How can we learn to deeply appreciate food more?
This week, the Torah teaches us that our relationship with food should generate a greater mindfulness, and an attitude of humility and appreciation. We read about the contrast between the wilderness and Eretz Yisrael…
Click here to read more from Rabbi Alex Israel in this week’s Parsha Discussion on Ekev: The Power of a Blessing.
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