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Sixth & I

Chesed and Hummus: A Veg Collective

Feb 15, 2017 • 7:00 pm ET
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This event is a part of our Collectives program. Collectives are lay-led groups for Jews in their 20s and 30s that meet monthly to discuss shared interests surrounding a given topic.

There is an old Jewish saying: “Eat that you may live!” Of course, what you eat profoundly affects how you live. Many Jewish scholars argue that the Torah promotes a vegetarian diet to better one’s health, protect the environment, and show compassion toward animals. Enjoy plant-based snacks while discussing a variety of ancient, contemporary, religious, and secular Jewish texts. This Collective explores the intersection between Judaism and vegetarianism by discussing topics ranging from the meaning of Adam and Eve’s vegan diet in the Garden of Eden to whether modern-day animal agriculture is consistent with the laws of kashrut to why Israel has recently been dubbed “the promised land for vegans.”