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Welcome to A Mitzvah to Eat.


A Mitzvah to Eat is building the infrastructure for the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh (making sure life takes precedence). We are a pluralistic support network and online resource hub for Jews who need accommodations for Jewish ritual practices due to health conditions, disabilities, trauma, and more. 

Whether you need to eat on Yom Kippur, you aren't able to light Chanukah candles, or there's some other mitzvah or Jewish custom for which you use an accommodation - you aren't alone.


Learn more on our About page and Resources page.

What are some sources of the imperative for life to take precedence over practicing mitzvot?

Learn ancient and more modern sources here.

How can I connect to the 17th of Tammuz when I am not safely able to fast? Learn more here.

See details for upcoming gatherings and register here

As a Jew who needs accommodations for some mitzvot and yearns to have a deep relationship with mitzvot, A Mitzvah To Eat is a bracha (blessing)"... Rabbi Lauren Tuchman

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