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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Queen Esther the Vegan by Kohenet Yael Tischler

I’ve always loved the story of Queen Esther.  When I was a kid, I did what many young girls do on Purim – I dressed up as her, looking up to her as a Jewish superhero princess, hoping one day I’d be like her.  Now my understanding of Esther is much more complicated, but I […]

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Are veg restaurants kosher?

JVS Trustee Dan Jacobs surveys the issues around eating out at non-kosher veg eateries. The UK is blessed with a multitude of great quality vegetarian and veganrestaurants. It begs the question; do we as vegetarian / vegan Jews needto be concerned about the kashrut (the body of Jewish religious laws concerning the suitability of food) […]

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