Easter and Passover Treats

This year Easter and Passover fall on the same weekend, and families everywhere will be buying their kids chocolate bunnies and making flourless cakes with cocoa powder. In both cases, I hope you’ll consider using chocolate that you know is slave-free. For Christians, tomorrow is Good Friday – a somber day commemorating Christ’s death, in … Continue reading

What Are You Giving for Lent?

Last spring I decided that I would give up slave-made chocolate and I invited other people to join me. It happened to be around Ash Wednesday, so it became a sort of Lenten observation, and a number of friends, family and readers jumped on board. Now it has been a year. A whole year! It’s … Continue reading

Easter Animals and the Marginalized

Passover begins this week, coinciding with the Christian Holy Week. In both cases, each participant is staking his or her entire life, and entire afterlife, on slaughtered animals, just as followers have done for many centuries. Animals play a vast and important role in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. They consistently represent, literally and figuratively, … Continue reading

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