The 'Deuteronomy Diet': A Jewish Guide to Eating Less

For part two of a three-part series, Rabbi Michael Knopf explains how lessons in Jewish law can help us implement the common knowledge of ‘eat less, avoid obesity’ – just in time for Hanukkah.

When I was growing up, my grandmother would play a game with me. If I finished all the food on my plate, I would become a member of “The Clean Plate Club.” The reward for joining this elite club? Dessert. If I was lucky, it was my grandfather’s famous pecan pie with chocolate chips.