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In 1974, a new apparition began to make its appearance in the streets of Manhattan. Even in that hubbub of crowd and clamor, this strange vehicle attracted attention.
It was a standard van of the “U-Haul” or “Ryder” variety. It’s back door was rolled up, showing a cargo of one large wooden table, two wooden benches, and a dozen young men with beards and black hats. From a loudspeaker taped to its roof issued forth a medley of Chassidic songs played on high volume—that is, high enough to make itself heard above the din of a Manhattan street corner. Large posters taped to the sides of the moving van proclaimed: “MITZVAH TANK”, “Teffilin on board” and “Mitzvot On The Spot For People On The Go.”

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Any other time of the year, it’s just a cracker. Eat it on the night of Passover, and it nourishes your soul. Because, in truth, all food feeds not only the body, but the soul as well. That’s because, like everything else, food is a divine creation. It is sustained by a constant flow of energy from its Maker. When we consume food, we metabolize that divine energy and live from it. The kind of food-energy we consume and the way we consume it has a lot to do with kind of person we become and the kind of life we end up living. If we eat foods sustained by energy hopelessly distorted, corrupted, and...
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