August 25, 2022

I was raised in the Roman Catholic church, choosing to find a new path for my faith a few years after confirmation. One of the things I wondered about while I grew up but never explored was the body and blood of Christ, which is represented in the Catholic church by a thin communion wafer that was unleavened bread. It may be used by others but the ones I’ve explored in the last few decades served regular bread. I didn’t... Read more

June 23, 2022

  Food is a great opportunity to bring friends, family, and community together, but it’s about more than just getting together, talking, and eating. Jewish young adults who attend a Shabbat dinner are more likely to feel fulfilled and accepted when compared to those who do not attend, according to a recent study by the OneTable Research Advisory Board and Benenson Research Group released in June 2022. Before we go further into the study, for the unfamiliar, Shabbat is a... Read more

June 11, 2022

It’s not the first food mentioned in the Bible, but it may be one of the most famous foods in history — the forbidden fruit. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. — Genesis 3:6 (KJV) Nobody can say for sure what... Read more

June 10, 2022

The world of religion is filled with so many foods. Apples, bread, honey, fish, wine, horseradish, hot-crossed buns, pancakes, pretzels, and much, much more. Food, or in some cases the absence of food, has always played an important role in faith, worship, and religious celebrations. That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog. We’re going on a journey looking at the importance of food in spirituality, the joy it brings in celebrations, and the different foods related to religion in... Read more

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