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In a small corner of Brooklyn, a group of chassidish women are at the forefront of a health revolution. Instead of sweet kugels and fatty cholent, they’re pushing raw food in their communities. What sparked their interest in holistic health — and the unlikely person teaching them.
If Mrs. Mansbach hadn’t been there, or maybe if I hadn’t been paying $450 for the consultation (that’s like $7.50 per minute), I would have indulged in a delicious, warm burst of tears. I sat on her pastel rug with my three children, playing pretend grocery store, so that she could observe our interactions and tell me how to proceed with my eldest.
As a child, Rosa Katzenelson watched Argentinean police slash the picture of a rabbi which graced the walls of her parents’ home. Today, she “puts the picture back together again” with vibrant paintings of Jewish life — and the vibrant Jewish life she lives.