About the Blog


There will come a day when a carrot, freshly observed, will spark a revolution.”- Paul Cezanne.

Launched in November, 2006, The Jew & The Carrot is the epicenter of Jews, food, and sustainability on the web. It brings together 3,000 years of Jewish thought and food tradition with contemporary issues like sustainability, organic eating, nutrition, food politics, and healthy, delicious cooking.The Jewish community has an amazingly complex relationship with food. As the rest of the world is waking up to the notion of sustainable agriculture, local foods, and healthy eating, so is the Jewish community in the States, in Israel, and across the world.With this relationship in mind, The Jew & The Carrot aims to:

  • Be the homepage for the New Jewish Food Movement, with a focus on health and sustainability.
  • Raise the quality of discussion about contemporary food issues in the Jewish community.
  • Convey a sense of importance and joy around food.
  • Challenge and inspire participants to think deeply and broadly about their own food choices.
  • Provide readers with the practical resources to bring healthy and sustainable ideals into practice – at home and in their communities

In 2007, The Jew & The Carrot was named “Best New Blog” and “Best Kosher Food/Recipe Blog” in the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards. We have also received press mentions in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Jewish Week and The Jerusalem Report, among others.

The Jew and the Carrot is a project of Hazon, an organization working to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, as a step towards a healthier and more sustainable world for all.  The diverse ideas, opinions, and commentary published on The Jew & The Carrot are indicative of our commitment to building an inclusive community. That said, the specific views expressed by the contributors on this blog, by people commenting on blog posts, and of our partner organizations and advertisers do not necessarily represent Hazon’s views on any given issue. To find out more about Hazon’s programs and community, click here.

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