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A Chassidic Approach to Spiritual Materialism And Ethical Consumption

09/02/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

One of the primary areas in daily life where I strive for piety is in my eating choices. Jewish tradition is rich with wisdom pertinent to our greatest moral problems related to food consumption today: hunger, just labor practices, treatment of animals, fair trade, environmental impact, and access to healthy food options. I have become more interested in exploring the degree to which the lifestyles advised in Chassidic thought can assist the moral life choices of one seeking to eat and consume more justly.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
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