"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)


Chag Urim Sameach!

Hanukkah in Jew York is quite the phenomenon. Even though it's finals time and I can't make my social life a number-one priority this week, I will have eaten latkes on three separate occasions by the end of the eight-day holiday. On Saturday night alone, I missed out on a holiday celebration with extended family, a friend's vegan Hanukkah potluck, another friend's vegan Hanukkah dinner, a Hanukkah party featuring Moshiach Oi! and Matthue Roth, a Hanukkah show starring Golem, and a dreidel-spinning competition.

Last night, I joined the NYC Jewish Veg*n MeetUp group for a Hanukkah dinner at Sacred Chow. For just $30 (including tax and tip), I got mushroom-barley soup (delicious!), challah (nothing special but much better than mine), seitan brisket (perfect for the occasion), latkes (baked, not fried), and a jelly roll (quite possibly the best vegan dessert I've ever had).


  • At 12/17/2009 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At the Moshiach Oi! show, my dream of gender-separate mosh pits finally came true.

    Happy Hanukah, Michael.

    -Menashe Yaakov


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