"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)


Here's Something You Don't See Every Day

Are you looking for a cruelty-free goose feather quill pen to use for your work as a sofer? Search no longer, sofer, eBay has what you're looking for!

The rabbi selling the pens, who is on the Jewish Vegetarians of North America advisory board, will donate 75 percent of earnings to help Katrina's animal victims. He writes:
If you are Jewish, we want you to help raise your sofer/scribe's consciousness by asking him to use one of these feathers when you get your mezuzzahs or tefillin checked. Why? Because most of the feathers on the market come from factory farms where geese suffer terribly by having tubes shoved down their throats to produce fois gras (force-fed goose liver.) Do you want that kind of ugly energy in your sacred ritual objects? No? Then buy a cruelty-free feather here. (If you want multiple feathers, check out the rest of our auctions.)


  • At 10/02/2005 1:40 PM, Blogger Soferet said…

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, Michael. I hadn't seen anyone else draw attention to this issue, the responsible acquiring of quills for sofrut. So I'm glad to see there are others out there speading the word!
    I'm going to link to your blog, as I think you have a lot of really important things written here that more Jews should be reading & considering.


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