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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 20, 2019, 9:31 PM
Veganism and vegetarianism and Judaism
There is some tension between Jews and people who don't eat (so much) (even artificial) meat. As an Orthodox vegan, I'm probably a proper person to explain the interface between the two worldviews. First of all, there are great rabbis...
Jan 10, 2019, 11:35 PM
Chews to be choosy about being kosher
For those who see Jewish law as stuck in the ancient past, with nothing to say to us in the 21st century, here is something meaty to chew on. The next generation of faux meat is here, with yet...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Dec 19, 2018, 1:58 AM
As a Jewish vegan, I’m still not happy with upcoming new Israeli artificial meat
Indeed! The new meat that is now being readied to be available in another two years doesn't make me jump up and down from happiness. And that's not because soon everyone can be a vegan without any effort and...
Dec 18, 2018, 10:16 AM
The Legend of Johnny Kransberg -and other heroes
Oh Captain! My Captain! Today I feel like Proust. Every morsel takes me back into time past. He had a madeleine. I have oregano/cheese/tomatoes on an toasted English muffin, though the latter are scarce here in the holy land. Why...
Dec 12, 2018, 11:58 PM
Slaughter for Profit in Israel
Two days ago, my friend Mark in Hadera and a devoted reader of TIMES OF ISRAEL forwarded an article to me which had appeared in the December 10th edition of HaAretz newspaper. It has left me heart-sick and nauseous...
Dec 11, 2018, 10:35 AM
The scene: the local market. "Chicken without antibiotics, good for you". He takes out the literature to prove it. I call home. "For the soup, fine". The sale: 5 kilos for 40 shekels. Sounds cool. Approaching the freezer now,...
Dec 7, 2018, 2:43 PM
Drunk on cheese
In historically unprecedented and dystopian ways, creating the modern version of Judith's sedative entails brutal violence
Oct 14, 2018, 6:25 AM
Vegan is Kosher’s not so distant cousin with Cindy’s Corners
Can you follow a kosher diet and be a vegan? Can you consider yourself a vegan and observe kashrus? The answer is yes to both. Since many of my followers are not religious, and some are not Jewish, I...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Aug 2, 2018, 1:18 AM
Don’t shame anyone- even a tree
In Parshat Ekev (Dvarim 8:8), we are told that the Land of Israel is a land of the seven species: “A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and (date)...
Jul 25, 2018, 12:46 PM
Meet your meat!
If the kashrut organizations can ban one unethical way of killing cows, they can revamp the whole system