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  • Dating 101: Is this Hell?

    By Ilana Angel

    October 7, 2014 | 8:57 pm

    I feel like I’ve been dating forever and while there are ups and downs, today I hit a new level of low. As I spoke with a man on the phone I found myself wondering if I was in hell. I had to stop and look around because if I didn’t know better I'd have sworn the devil was sitting...

  • Event planners cater to vegetarians and vegans

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 20, 2014 | 10:46 am

    The prospect of finding satisfying wedding or b’nai mitzvah reception food has long been daunting to most vegetarians and vegans, no matter how expertly the dishes are executed. Sides and substitutions can only fill up a person so much. 

    Those who’ve done their family celebration...

  • Going green for Passover

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 10, 2014 | 7:34 pm

    The mainstays of a traditional Passover seder, celebrating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, tend to be a carnivore’s dream: gefilte fish, chicken soup with matzah balls, stuffed turkey and lamb shanks.

    Today, though, more and more families are planning a vegetarian...

  • West Hollywood’s Ta-eem Grill, a spot for vegan and meat eaters

    By Rob Eshman

    February 20, 2013 | 11:22 am

    My favorite vegan food in Los Angeles these days comes from a small, crowded restaurant on Melrose with a giant skewer of animal flesh rotating in the window.

    In a city that seems to be enthralled with new vegan and conscious-food temples, like Café Gratitude and Feed Body &...

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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...

  • How vegans do Passover

    April 11, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Holidays like Passover are a difficult time for Jewish vegans and animal activists, a time of mixed emotions. As much as we love and find relevance in the meaning of the holiday, it’s difficult to be confronted by a table full of the body parts of animals that we love and fight for...

  • Epidemiology is Much Worse For You Than Red Meat

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 16, 2012 | 10:53 am

    “Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!”—Tommy Smothers

    I generally try to avoid writing about meaningless studies that should be ignored. First, there are a lot of them. Second, I don’t want to attract more attention to them than they already get...

  • Even after Agriprocessor scandal, inhumane methods still used in kosher slaughtering overseas

    October 13, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Agriprocessors’ 2008 kosher slaughter scandal provoked solemn vows of reform among producers of glatt kosher meat in the U.S. But despite some industry improvements, America’s leading kosher certification authority continues to authorize the sale of millions of pounds of glatt...

  • CHEAP AND EASY RECIPES

    By Annie Korzen

    July 27, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Everyday food preparation is a rushed, harried, nerve-wracking chore that consumes time I’d rather spend at something more profitable, like listing my garage sale finds in eBay.  I would gladly pay extra for a house without a kitchen.  You know that show, Thirty Minute Meals?...

  • Hot pot dinner bonds two very different ‘believers’ in China

    By Alison Klayman

    July 31, 2008 | 12:14 am

    Being treated to a hot pot meal is one of my most dreaded social situations in China.

    Hot pot is like Chinese fondue. A large pot of meat stock bubbles in the center of the table, and fresh meat, fish, vegetables and tofu are dropped inside. You dip the cooked foods in a sesame sauce...

  • VIDEO: A Sacred Duty—A Jewish response to threats to our environment

    July 8, 2008 | 4:09 am

    From the Internet Archive:

    A Major Documentary on Current Environmental Threats and How Jewish Teachings Can Be Applied in Responding to These Threats.

    Produced by Emmy-Award-winning producer, director, writer, and cinematographer Lionel Friedberg, A SACRED DUTY will take its...

  • Follow your heart to a vegetarian Chanukah feast

    By Adam Wills

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    uddha statues and meditation gear aren't the kinds of items you might expect to find at a Chanukah celebration, let alone a meatless deli case or a display of cruelty-free cosmetics. But these specialties are de rigueur for Canoga Park's Follow Your Heart, a neighborhood vegetarian...
  • But Is It Kosher?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In September 2003, Whole Foods quietly removed one brand of kosher chicken from its shelves and replaced it with a different brand.

    The switch received little notice -- outside of a Jewish Journal article -- but it caught my eye. A representative for Whole Foods claimed the previous...

  • A Letter

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    To: My vegetarian husband

    From: His guilt-ridden wife, who keeps falling off the vegetable cart

    We are both rabbis. We've studied the same texts. We've turned the same verses over and over, examining them like gems under a magnifying glass, full of refractions of color and light. We...

  • Letters

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Two Families' Dreams

    I thought I was reading an excerpt from an Al Jazeera broadcast when I read "Two Families' Dreams Were Not Demolished" (June 24).

    The chattering liberals in Brentwood, donating funds for Nasrallah's new home, have long ago made common cause with the Israel...

  • You Are What You Eat

    By Howard Nemetz

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    I am a vegetarian. I know there was a big controversy brewing over kosher meat, but I'm not sure what the Jewish position

    on vegetarianism is. I suppose as long as the vegetables are pulled from the ground in a quick and humane manner, no one can object too strenuously to it. I...

  • Prez by Day, Punk by Night

    By Henry Benjamin

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Lawyer, lecturer, punk rocker --and executive president of an Orthodox synagogue.

    Welcome to the world of Bram Presser, 26, the Melbourne, Australia-based lead singer of Yidcore, a Jewish punk rock group that specializes in Jewish and Hebrew songs.

    As executive president of...

  • Mother Knows Best

    By Beverly Levitt

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    My mother is 85. But she doesn't look a day over 70. She takes no prescription drugs, no hormones; her memory is razor sharp. And she's never been in the hospital a day since I've known her. But she wasn't born yesterday. In any sense of the word.

    When I was growing up I had no idea...

  • Piscatorial Compassion

    By Jane Ulman

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Fish is meat," announces Danny, my 9-year-old vegetarian son.

    "Fish is fish," responds Larry, my 50-something pescetarian husband.

    Judaism backs up Larry, classifying fish as pareve, neither dairy nor meat, and telling us that fish first appeared almost 6,000 years ago, on the...

  • Operation: GobbleCrying ‘fowl’ on Thanksgiving by feeding, not eating, a turkey.

    By Jane Ulman

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Judaism commands us to be kind to animals.

    Thus I don't eat them and I don't keep them as pets. But this Thanksgiving, I've gone a step further. I've rescued one.

    "Oh great, you adopted some foul fowl," my husband, Larry, says.

    "Not any old fowl," I answer, "but Pumpkin, a 40-pound...

  • Hot Dog!

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Vegetarianism may be trendy and maybe even healthy, but when Jeff Rohatiner was looking for a product on which he could base a restaurant, he knew that most of us are carnivores at heart. So he figured there'd be a market for the wares at Jeff's Gourmet Kosher Sausage Factory, opened...

  • If You Are What You Eat, I Must Be Jewish

    By Ellen Sandler

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I'm a vegetarian. So why were there six pounds of brisket in my oven last week? Because Max, my 15-year-old son, loves it. When he was 9 we went to my friends the Weisses for seder, and he ate brisket. He never forgot it. Two years later he asked me if I could get "Arlene's recipe"...
  • An Argument for Jewish Vegetarianism

    By Jane Ulman

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "If God had wanted us to be vegetarians, he wouldn't have invented animals," announces Zack, my 15-year-old carnivorous son.

    He turns the large steak that's sizzling on the outdoor barbecue for him and his brothers, Gabe, 12, and Jeremy, 10. My husband's piece of fish is relegated to...

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I love cookbooks, but on lazy summer days, I usually read fiction -- few cookbooks are engaging enough to replace a good novel. And when I go into the kitchen at all, it's usually just to stand in front of the open freezer. But when I do find a cookbook that captures me, cooking with...
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