Chag Notebook: Bethany Mandel

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Chag Notebook: Bethany Mandel

Bethany Mandel is a blogger and writer who has traveled to more than 30 countries and was selected by The Jewish Week in 2013 as one of its “36 under 36,” an annual list of individuals reinventing Jewish life.  I connected with Bethany through her writing: I was immediately drawn to her courage to speak out about private topics. We also share a love of travel and service. Let’s get to know Bethany and learn from her.


 

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Lessons from the Book of Ruth: How to cultivate solidarity in your life

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How to Cultivate Solidarity in Your Life

During Shavuot as we celebrate the summer harvest, we read the Book of Ruth.

The Book of Ruth tells the story of Ruth’s devotion (and conversion) to Judaism and in particular to her mother-in-law, Naomi, as Ruth stays by Naomi’s side during such difficulties as migration and poverty.

It’s one of the most powerful stories of female solidarity in Judaism.

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5 Ways to Replace Dairy for Shavuot

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Got Plant-Based Milk?

Here at Jewish Food Hero, we’re all about education. When I first started learning about animal dairy products and how they impact our health and environment, I was grateful for the information – and motivated to eliminate dairy from my diet.

With Shavuot approaching, where dairy-based dishes are a strong part of the holiday tradition, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about the dairy industry so you can make informed choices, and offer tips for replacing dairy in your Shavuot recipes.

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