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Jewish Vegetarianism? Yes!
Why is it that many Jewish religious leaders advocate vegetarianism and veganism?
They include: former Chief Rabbi of Britain Jonathan Sacks, the late Chief Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Goren, the first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel, Abraham Kook.
The former Chief Rabbi of Ireland David Rosen considers "the consumption of meat as halachically unacceptable."
The Torah is full of commandments demanding humane treatment of animals, yet the modern factory farms that produce over 90% of the animal products we consume today raise their animals in unconscionable conditions of abject misery.
The Torah reflects great concern for the land, yet as the primary cause of water pollution, water use, topsoil erosion, destruction of the world's rainforests, and other environmental harms, animal agriculture takes a devastating toll on the planet.
Jewish teachings emphasize the grave importance of protecting human health, yet the consumption of animal products in the United States is responsible for numerous diseases including heart disease, America's number one killer.
By shifting toward or to a plant-based diet, we can fulfill the highest Jewish ideals, while enjoying delicious, healthy food.
Our Website goes into greater depth about Jewish Vegetarianism and provides a whole host of recipes and other resources. We hope you will find our site to be interesting, inspiring and helpful.
Schwartz at 80
Join Other Jewish Veggies at Our May 19 Celebratory Benefit Dinner
Jewish vegans and vegetarians will gather in New York on May 19 to thank Richard Schwartz for his decades of selfless advocacy for a more compassionate, healthier world.
We hope you can be there for his 80th birthday celebration. There will be a delicious vegan, kosher dinner, and good times for all.
But whether or not you can attend, you can still participate by showing your appreciation for Richard in a Tribute Book that he and his family will cherish.
For more information, just click on the Super Hero image of Richard below.
A new book co-written by JVNA member Patti Breitman
The Jewish Veg Spotlight Shines On .... Never Too Late to Go Vegan
Talk about a Dream Team of vegan authors!
Patti Breitman has co-authored an important new book wth Carol Adams of "The Sexual Politics of Meat" fame and prominent vegan registered dietician Virginia Messina.
Their book is the first to address the unique concerns of older adults who are considering a vegan diet. Much of the book, though, is applicable to anyone considering such a positive change.
We asked JVNA Advisory Council member Roberta Kalechofsky, an accomplished author herself, to read and review Patti's book.