Long before recent "buy local" movements around the country, Torah advocated for prioritizing buying and selling from your neighbors. Nell Mahgel-Freidman explains why this value of local economy has ... endured from the Torah to today, and how we might reaffirm it as a Jewish community in our contemporary moment. Mahgel-Friedman lays out a dynamic action plan for Jewish community education about advocacy and support for local businesses, as well as the benefits we see from reclaiming this ancient economic practice.See lessSee more
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By Hizky Shoham. The article explores the Zionist cultural economy in interwar Palestine, by studying the emergence of the field of consumption as an arena for political struggles among Jews and between Jews and Arabs. The Jewish nationalist movement
"Before the internet, if anyone can think back that far," says Rabbi Chaim Mahgel-Friedman, "the place that you went to get something was the store, and you'd meet that store owner and have a relationship." Against all odds, that's still the way things are at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley.
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Nell Mahgel-Friedman is the Co-Owner of Afikomen Judaica with her husband Rabbi Chaim Mahgel-Friedman in Berkeley CA. She is also the founder of the Merkavah Torah Institute for Women, and an alumna of NISHMAT Center for Advanced Torah Study in Jerusalem.