Jewish vegetarians

'Schmaltzy' In Austin

At a quirky Texas food truck, the only meat is in the name.

06/28/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Tucked behind a bookstore on the grungier east side of Austin, Texas is the only Jewish-style food truck in a city known for its robust street food scene. Named "Schmaltz," which means both chicken fat and overly sentimental, the trailer paradoxically offers vegetarian food, such as falafel, kombucha and a vegan Reuben.

All the menu items are named after Jewish writers and artists. Amy Kritzer

Where’s The Beef?

A deli owner’s vegan journey.

10/16/2012
Editorial Intern

His Shabbat table used to host an impressive array of roast beef, pastrami, turkey, breaded chicken and cholent, the traditional Jewish stew, teeming with meat.

Half the man he once was: Michael Klein has lost 150 pounds since going vegan. Courtesy of Michael Klein

Health Risks Of Meat Consumption

04/30/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

Do you find yourself digging around for that last drop of beef in the Shabbos cholent pot? Dig this: all the beans you’re passing might be the real Shabbos treats!

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

Are Zoos Ethical?

10/27/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

Q – Given the recent Ohio tragedy involving a private zoo, in which dozens of exotic animals were killed, I was wondering whether it is ethical to have such zoos in the first place.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
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