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Jewish teachings on dietary concerns

I am proud to live in Israel, the eternal home of the Jewish people and arguably the vegan capital of the world… writes Richard  H. Shwartz, Ph.D ….with a high percent of vegans and a leading role in developing plant-based substitutes for meat and other animal products. This is as it should be because the […]

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Climate change: An existential threat to humanity and how we can survive

Climate change goes way beyond “an inconvenient truth.” We are overheating our planet to alarming levels with catastrophic consequences. According to NASA, “Nineteen of the 20 warmest years all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998” and 2020 is on a sizzling pace to be one of the hottest years. Every decade since […]

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Scotland’s newest 100% plant-based, plastic-free restaurant opens

With Aberdeenshire-born chef head chef Emma Rae at the pass, the plant-based dining scene in Scotland has stepped up a gear with the opening of Erpringham House, the 100% plant-based, plastic-free restaurant in Leith Street, Edinburgh. Co-founder Loui Blake was burned out, suffering chronic fatigue and had been off work for a month when he […]

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Join the Animal Interfaith Alliance Board

Our friends at AIA, the Animal Interfaith Alliance, are inviting applications from Jewish people to join their Board. They meet four times a year online, usually on a weekday evening at around 7.00pm-8.30pm, and hold an AGM each year which will be online on a Sunday. For more information about the role and how to […]

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Invitation to take part on research into Jewish veganism

You are invited to help with research on Jewish veganism, being carried out by Ellie Atayee-Bennett. Ellie is looking for research participants for her PhD, which explores Jewish, Christian, and Muslim vegans in the UK at the University of Southampton: ‘I am looking for 12 Jewish vegans (ideally 6 female and 6 male). Requirements: – […]

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Brand new vegan shoe range from éS

éS has just released a new vegan shoe range. The Beyond Suede collection has three iconic éS styles – all made with animal-friendly materials including microfiber, mesh and tumbled and synthetic leathers – taking the typical skate shoe and making it atypical.  This vegan and eco-friendly collection leverages heritage éS colour stories through ethically sourced non-animal leathers […]

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Vegan Jewish deli is the health craze we have been waiting for

‘Standard Jewish deli fare focuses heavily on — what else? — meat. Brisket, pastrami, and smoked fish like lox and sable are standbys that Jewish food lovers can always count on. But as times change and people grow more and more health conscious, what is to become of these heavier, fatty delicacies? Recent trends have […]

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Book Review – Vegan Revolution: Saving Our World, Revitalizing Judaism

2020 has been a unique year of challenges: coronavirus, climate change, human and animal suffering on a global scale, social justice issues…  And yet, amidst all these difficulties, one voice stands out with a solution which, if adopted, could be a roadmap to better solutions. Solutions that are both ancient and wise. Where the twin […]

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Vegan supplement demand speeds up the need for a new website

Veganicity, the 100% vegan and animal-friendly nutritional supplement company, has launched its brand-new website due to high product demand during the pandemic. The e-commerce site still offers its full range of vitamins and supplements but now includes a page dedicated to new products so consumers can see immediately when additional lines are added. Coming soon […]

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Ethical Kashrut and Food Justice – Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

In this brand new series from Jewish Food Hero, we get to hear more about ethical kashrut. Click here to read Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz’s latest piece.

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