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Make veg soup with Maureen Lipman (live cookalong)

From our friends at Mitzvah Day: We can’t all be heroes but we can all do small acts of kindness for others. Whether you are cooking for family or friends, an isolated neighbour or vulnerable person in your local area, join us as Every Mitzvah Matters. People of all faiths and backgrounds will cook-along, at […]


Judaism & veganism: The intersection of two paths

I remember a conversation I had with a fellow community member a few months ago. I told her about my job at the Jewish Vegetarian Society and immediately a perplexed expression danced across her face. “Judaism and vegetarianism?!” she said. “How could those things possibly go together?!” She’s not alone with this question – many […]


Jacob’s lentil stew: The secret recipe delicious enough to buy a birthright

There’s nothing like a hearty lentil stew. Healthy, comforting and warming, it’s one of the dishes I’ve been craving most during my time in lockdown. At the end of a tough day, a big bowl of lentils is like a bunch of legumes giving you a cuddle.  Our ancestors’ relationship with lentils goes way, way […]

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If animals could speak, what would they say? The story of Balaam and his amazing talking donkey

Animal rights activists often pose the question: “If animals could speak, what would they say?” The Torah actually offers us an answer to this question, with an incredible talking she-donkey in the starring role. Here’s the context: The Israelites are in the midst of their forty-year-long wanderings through the desert, during which they pass through […]

Shema in the Blue Sefer Torah (written by a Sefardi aider in an Ashkenazi style); credit: Soferet Avielah Barclay

Tefillin: A bind for the Jewish vegan

Photo: Shema in the Blue Sefer Torah (written by a Sefardi aider in an Ashkenazi style); credit: Soferet Avielah Barclay * וְהָי֞וּ הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֗לֶּה אֲשֶׁ֨ר אָנֹכִ֧י מְצַוְּךָ֛ הַיּ֖וֹם עַל־לְבָבֶֽךָ׃ וְשִׁנַּנְתָּ֣ם לְבָנֶ֔יךָ וְדִבַּרְתָּ֖ בָּ֑ם בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ֤ בְּבֵיתֶ֙ךָ֙ וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ֣ בַדֶּ֔רֶךְ וּֽבְשָׁכְבְּךָ֖ וּבְקוּמֶֽךָ׃ וּקְשַׁרְתָּ֥ם לְא֖וֹת עַל־יָדֶ֑ךָ וְהָי֥וּ לְטֹטָפֹ֖ת בֵּ֥ין עֵינֶֽיךָ׃ וּכְתַבְתָּ֛ם עַל־מְזוּזֹ֥ת בֵּיתֶ֖ךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶֽיךָ׃ Take to heart these instructions […]


The 10 plagues of right now

At this year’s Passover Seder, I was struck like never before by the realness and immediacy of the 10 plagues, writes Kohenet Yael Tischler. The Seder, the festive meal that helps us tell the story of Passover – that is, the Exodus from Egypt – is all about things feeling real. It says in the […]


New York Times opinion: Our cruel treatment of animals led to the coronavirus

‘The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals,’ writes philsopher and author David Benatar in the NY Times. Click here for the full piece.


Vegans of the Bible

  Entertainment magazines and vegan websites LOVE to publish articles such as 30 Celebrities you didn’t know were vegan, Vegan celebrities who are inspiring us to adopt a vegan diet in 2020, and 51 Celebrities who are vegan for life. So, we present to you JVS’s equivalent – Biblical celebrities you didn’t know were vegan. […]

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Cleaning out Chametz – Mayim Bialik

A big thank you to our friends at Jewish Veg in the US for sharing this video from Jewish vegan Mayim Bialik. From all of us at JVS we wish you a chag kasher v’same’ach.    


Your perfect plant-based Passover / Pesach

We have gathered all the best plant-based Pesach (Passover) resources to make things nice and easy: Wondering how to veganise your Seder plate? Click here Looking to join a virtual first night Seder via zoom? Click here to find out about Yelala’s offering Keen to use a vegan Haggadah? Download and print Jewish Veg’s one […]

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