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Chanukah and Vegetarianism

By Richard Schwartz, from Many connections can be made between vegetarianism and the Jewish festival of Chanukah: 1. According to the Book of Maccabees, some Maccabees lived on plant foods to “avoid being polluted like the rest” when they hid in the mountains to avoid capture. 2. The foods associated with Channukah, latkes (potato pancakes) […]

Crudité garden by Celia Clyne Catering

The vegetarian option is no longer the short straw when it comes to simchah catering – The Jewish Chronicle

Side orders are taking centre stage, says Victoria Prever. Vegetables are no longer a second-class food group. Veggies are not just the understudies. They add colour, texture and flavour to menus and are slowly taking more limelight. Click here to read the full story.

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Vegan Society launches largest ever collection of merchandise

International charity The Vegan Society has launched its largest collection of merchandise today, featuring tongue-in-cheek slogans on ethically-sourced materials. New products – ranging from T-shirts and sweatshirts to tote bags and hoodies – include slogans such as ‘Powered by hummus’ and ‘Make the planet a bit cooler. Go vegan’. The designs were created by the […]


Celebrities rally against the cruel fur trade

Ahead of the international day of action ‘Fur Free Friday’ on 24 November (Black Friday), comedian Sara Pascoe and actor Peter Egan have joined ranks with a growing number of celebrities backing a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to end the cruel fur trade. Peter Egan said: “Don’t be fooled, fur is far from humane. Trapped in tiny cages, the animals endure a terrible […]


Go vegan, rabbis say – click here to see our latest campaign

75 rabbis from across the religious spectrum have signed a landmark statement, calling on Jews to align sacred teachings with their eating habits, and go vegan. In the accompanying campaign video Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland hails ‘veganism as the new kashrut, kashrut for the 21st century. Any other form of kashrut is problematic, highly […]


Blowing the whistle on the meat industry – Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Consumers have been exposed to meat contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria because of poor hygiene practices and ineffective regulations in some UK abattoirs, according to a whistleblower meat inspector. Read the BIJ investigation here.


Wagamama launches new vegan menu, with 29 options

Wagamama has launched a new vegan menu featuring 29 plant-based dishes. In response to growing demand from vegans and vegetarians, the new concoctions have been created by executive chef Steve Mangleshot. Click here for the full story from the Independent.


‘Vegan Nights’ @ The Truman Brewery, East London start on 28th September

JOIN THE PLANT BASED REVOLUTION AS ‘VEGAN NIGHTS’ ARRIVES THIS MONTH 23 traders, DJs and drinks for Truman Markets’ first vegan market Click here for full details Thursday 28th September 2017 5-10pm Free Entry The Boiler House, Brick Lane, E16  


Tel Aviv top of the menu for vegetarians and vegans

Tel Aviv has been called a herbivore smorgasbord – and its vegetarian and vegan eating opportunities are expanding all the time. With 400-plus vegan-friendly restaurants and new ones opening every week in Tel Aviv, international media such as CNN and Condé Nast Traveler have already proclaimed the city a “herbivore smorgasbord” with “the world’s best […]

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Our brand new Autumn magazine is out now!

Click here to read our latest magazine. With Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year,just around the corner, we’ve got a very special cookery corner, packed full of sweet recipes. Find more inspiration on our website. An increasing number of kosher bakeries offer water challot, which contain no eggs or milk. If you are keen to make your own, we recommend JVS […]

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