heeb'n'vegan

"I've noticed that quite a lot of people who are prominent in the animal liberation movement are Jews. Maybe we are simply not prepared to see the powerful hurting the weak." --Peter Singer (Author, Animal Liberation)

11.17.2009

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LOLjewz
Jewcy has started posting "LOLjewz" photos in the same vein as the popular LOLcats series. My favorite one so far, titled "Chicken," deals with kapparot. The caption says "Iz vegatarian nao."


The Swine Flu Top 10
Last week, BangItOut.com came up with a list of the "Top Ten Signs Someone Has Swine Flu in Shul":
10. Nobody is kissing the Torah
9. First time you've ever seen men actually taking schmaltz herring without their hands
8. Big macher who never says good shabbos to you, now has an excuse
7. Children groups have a special "Quarantined tots 'n snots program"
6. Most irreligious members suddenly have their Talis draped over their heads, primarily to serve as Flu masks
5. Rabbi's Yasher Skoyach Handshake replaced with fist-bump
4. Women suddenly pro higher-mechitza
3. Shul Gossip not revolving around how much someone paid for their new kitchen
2. Kiddush club shots actually vaccinations
1. First time in the history of mankind: teens are actually shomer negiah
Book News
On October 28, Vegan.com (a Web site run by Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating author Erik Marcus) noted that three vegetarian/vegan books were in the Amazon top 100 sellers list. Marcus wrote, "I’d bet a lot of money that never before have" three items on Vegan.com's list of top 10 books been on the Amazon list at the same time. I've talked about the three books, all written by Jews, in the last month-plus: Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals, Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet, and Tal Ronnen's The Compassionate Cook.

On November 9, a week after Eating Animals was released, Marcus wrote, "It’s fair to say that no vegetarian-oriented book has ever received as much exposure as Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals has received this past week."

Speaking of Erik Marcus ...
On Friday night, I had a nightmare that Marcus merged with fellow Jews Michael Pollan and Peter Singer to form one monster that was trying to sabotage my dating life. This might have been even scarier than the nightmare I had a couple weeks ago, in which Natalie Portman ordered a Big Mac at McDonald's and only removed the bacon. Oh, the dreams of a Jewish-vegan blogger!

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