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  • Comparing animal rights and the Holocaust

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 10, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    On Oct. 2, Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the nonprofit Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), sat on the ground with some 100 other protesters in front of the Farmer John pig slaughterhouse in Vernon, Calif., blocking the entrance from two bi-level trucks carrying...

  • Praying with Compassion: Time for Vegan Tefillin!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 24, 2012 | 1:29 am

    Could we create vegan tefillin? By vegan tefillin, I do not, of course, mean tefillin made from corn. That would not fulfill the holy mitzvah. But could we ensure that our Jewish ritual objects, which must come from animals, are obtained in a cruelty-free manner?

    Tefillin is a very...

  • Seitan, hametz and the vegan Passover ‘veder’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 4, 2012 | 11:14 am

    “How do vegans do Passover?”

    That was the subject line of an email I got in my inbox last week, and I couldn’t ignore it.

    I once tried to cut animals from my diet—it was just before Passover—and the effort ended on the holiday’s first night. As an Eastern European Jew who...

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