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Limmud: Everyone catered for

Extract from an article written by Simon Rocker for the Jewish Chronicle Ethical eaters have not been forgotten. A supply of vegan doughnuts has been ordered. According to Lara Smallman, director of the Jewish Vegetarian Society and a member of Limmud’s catering committee, around one in five of the 2,800 participants have signed up for […]

Rabbi Marc Soloway, whose congregation in Boulder, Colorado, has set up an urban goat co-operative called Beit Izim. Photo: Twitter

America and UK initiatives encourage ‘ethical eating’ (Jewish Chronicle feature on Limmud Conference)

In the photograph on the screen, Rabbi Marc Soloway, the British-born leader of a Conservative synagogue in Boulder, Colorado, is cradling a young goat in his arms – writes Simon Rocker for the Jewish Chronicle Members of his congregation have set up Beit Izim, an urban goat co-operative, where volunteers take it in turns to […]

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Celeriac Salad

Celeriac Salad Author: Jess Gold Serves: 6 Delicious and healthy and fresh! Ingredients 1 whole celeriac Juice of one lemon Juice of one lime 15 dried apricots, chopped 10 sundried tomatoes, chopped 5/6 tablespoons of olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Chopped walnuts to serve Instructions Grate the celeriac and then stir in all […]

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JVS winter magazine out now!

Welcome to the WINTER 2016 issue of the Jewish Vegetarian. What a year it has been! Highlights of 2016 include: · Raising £50,000 for a brand new community centre dedicated to promoting animal welfare. (See page 4 for an update on the building work). · Marking 50 years of this publication with a special edition in […]

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Animal welfare on the menu at Limmud Conference

We are just a few weeks away from Limmud Conference – an annual festival, which attracts over 3,000 people to discuss culture, history, politics, art, food and lots more. There is a fantastic line-up on speakers, including international ones, presenting on animal welfare, vegetarianism and veganism: Praying with four feet: animals in prayer and Jewish […]

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Vegans rejoice as Asda commits to labelling all of its animal-free products

In the wake of Animal Aid’s ‘Mark It Vegan’ campaign, supermarket chain Asda has announced that as of January 2017 it will be introducing a new vegan logo to be used on all of its animal-free own-brand products. The new logo will initially feature on 18 products, but will be rolled out to all applicable […]

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Event: Tu B’Shevat Seder & Party, 4th Feb in Kent ( JVS in partnership with the Sadeh Farm)

We are delighted to be teaming up with the UK’s first Jewish Farm The Sadeh for a joint Tu B’shevat celebration, with an enchanted indoor forest theme. This is the first event on the farm at Skeet Hill House in Kent: 7.45pm on 4th February – with an option to stay overnight. The evening will […]

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Independent news piece: ‘No such thing as ‘humane slaughter”

Jimmy Pierson writing for the Independent in October 2016 in response to criticism of halal slaughter: Don’t make this about Islam – there is no such thing as ‘humane slaughter’ in the meat industry. The point is that no one, religious or otherwise, needs to slaughter animals for food – it’s not necessary in this age. […]

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New virtual reality film puts viewers inside factory farms

Click here to read the full story written by Kathryn Snowdon for Huffington Post  

News: Vegetarian and vegan diets good for kids and adults, say group of leading nutritionists…

By Lisa Rapaport for Reuters Health Plant-based diets are tied to a lower risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers – and pretty much anyone can eat this way, according to a leading group of nutritionists. Vegetarian and vegan diets are appropriate for all stages of life, including during infancy, pregnancy, […]

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