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Jewish groups work to fight 'food deserts'

March 22, 2010 |  9:40 am

Why is this day unlike any other day?

As Jews worldwide prepare to celebrate next week their liberation from slavery, a group of Los Angeles Jews went to Boyle Heights on Sunday to ask that variation of their traditional Passover Seder question.

The answer, however, did not recount Jewish oppression in Egypt as is customary. Activists from major Jewish organizations instead focused on what they see as a modern injustice afflicting their fellow Angelenos, marking the day with a new push to bring quality grocery markets and healthful food to underserved neighborhoods such as East Los Angeles. Read more here:

Photo: Kinneret Klein, 7, eats an apple at a meeting of Jewish community groups at Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. They want to boost access to healthful food. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times