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More Than Just Talk: Jewish Drive for ‘Just Farm Bill’

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Deborah Newbrun, the Bay Area director of Hazon, co-author of the 2000 book “Spirit In Nature: Teaching Judaism and Ecology on the Trail.”

By Deborah Newbrun, Hazon Bay Area Director

Originally posted on JWeekly.com

Last week, my colleague Cheryl Cook, Hazon’s COO, stood in the sun on the steps of Capitol Hill with six other Jewish leaders holding jars of sunflower seeds representing 18,000 signatures collected from the American Jewish community on a petition calling for a “Just Farm Bill.”

Their purpose: To let government know that Jews across America consider food policies, food access and sustainable stewardship of our agricultural lands to be Jewish issues.

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