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Calls for Glastonbury to endorse the Plant Based Treaty

‘We are asking vegan Mayor Jon Cousins to table a motion for Glastonbury to endorse the Plant Based Treaty. Glastonbury would be the first UK town to support the Plant Based Treaty, joining 16 cities around the world including Boynton Beach (Florida), Rosario (Argentina) and Ahmedabad (India). We believe a petition that shows Mayor Jon Cousins […]


Faith-based foodies don’t stop at kosher or halal in search of sustainable eating

‘Increasingly, religious food producers and consumers are on the hunt for food that is “eco-halal” or “eco-kosher”–a burst of interest that leaders and scholars attribute to growing Interest in animal agriculture as it relates to food justice and climate change.’ Read the full article from Religion News Service featuring the voices of Rabbi Arthur Waskow […]

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Petition: Change the law to prevent the sales of live animals in pet stores

Change the law to prevent the sale of live animals (classed as ‘pets’) in pet stores and also to prevent pet stores paying breeders to provide animals for sale. Instead require local and national pet store licensing regulations to include adoption centre information as a matter of course. Click here to read more and to […]

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JVS to host eco market on 10th July 2022

Book your free ticket for the fabulous JVS eco market on Sunday 10th July. Join the Facebook event here. – Shop for sustainable, plastic-free goodies from the wonderful Wefil. Bring your own containers, produce bags and bottles for this. More about Wefil and what will be on sale below. – Take part in the bring […]

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Introducing ‘Starting Over’ – an animal rehabiliation sanctuary in Israel

‘Starting Over’ is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing animals. The organisation takes care of and rehabilitates animals rescued from the streets as well as livestock industries. The sanctuary is home to animals rescued from all over the country who have suffered horrible abuse and neglect or abandonment. At the sanctuary they get a […]


Asparagus with zesty breadcrumbs

Recipe by Hanna Geller of Building Feasts. ‘I have so much to say about my love of asparagus, but on my 9000th attempt to write an intro to this recipe, I seem to be falling short in the eloquence department (some days/weeks are like that). So, without the usual pre-amble, please, just make this dish […]


New campaign launches, informing the Israeli public: “Shavuot isn’t a dairy holiday.”

Last week, Israelis woke up to hundreds of billboards and radio commercials across Israel, encouraging them to avoid dairy consumption during the holiday of Shavuot, countering the endless promotions and commercials of dairy companies. As Israeli households are about to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot which is associated with dairy foods (a two-day holiday that starts in the […]


5 ingredient Biscoff cheesecake for Shavuot

A deliciously simple cheesecake made using Stork and Biscoff biscuits.  

Tofu Cheesecake

Lemon Tofu Cheesecake

On Shavuot we celebrate the giving of the Torah. Shavuot is also known as Chag HaKatzir (the Harvest Festival), since it marks the start of the wheat harvest and the end of the barley harvest. It may remind us that many more people can be sustained on vegetarian diets than on animal-based diets. The Torah […]

Supporting Rene Cassin’s Jewish Food Right Declaration 2022

We are proud to be a signatory and lend our support to Rene Cassin’s Jewish Food Rights Declaration.

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