Transforming the Jewish New Year for the Animals, Israel Zoom event

You are cordially invited to attend a Zoom discussion of the historic, potentially transformative initiative to restore the ancient New Year for Animals and to transform it into a day devoted to increasing awareness of Jewish teachings about compassion to animals and how far current realities are from these teachings. It will also consider how animal-based diets and agriculture seriously violate basic Jewish teachings about preserving human health, treating animals with compassion, protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, helping hungry people, and pursuing peace.

The link to join the event is here. This will take place at 8pm Israeli time (10pm UK time)

A VERY nice article about the initiative that was in the ‘In Jerusalem’ section of the Jerusalem Post can be read here.

The scheduled speakers are:

Miriam Maisel, MD, family practitioner, with emphasis on nutrition and lifestyle;

Rabbi Yonatan Neril, founder and director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development;

Richard Schwartz, PhD, president emeritus of Jewish Veg and author of Judaism and Vegetarianism;

Yael Shemesh, professor of bible at Bar Ilan University;

Alon Tal, PhD, chairman of the Public Policy Department at Tel Aviv University and author of Pollution in the Promised Land

Isaac Thomas, director of Vegan Nation

August 20th, 2020 10:00 PM through 11:00 PM
Jewish Vegetarian Society
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