Animal Writes
21 February 1999 Issue

Free Email Course On Judaism And Vegetarianism

New York City: October 22 -- Professor Richard Schwartz will be giving a free
course on "Judaism and Vegetarianism" using email, starting the first week in
March, 1999, for ten weeks. All are welcome to enroll. There are no
prerequisites or requirements other than a desire to learn more about the issues.

The course outline is:


1. A Vegetarian View of the Torah
2. Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Health
3. Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Animals
4. Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Ecology
5. Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Hunger
6. Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Peace
7. Vegetarian Connections to Jewish Holidays
8. Involving the Jewish Community re Vegetarianism
9. Related Issues - Fur, Vivisection
10. Summary; Next Steps; Responses to Questions.

Richard Schwartz is the author of Judaism and Vegetarianism and Judaism and
Global Survival, and over 85 vegetarian-related articles and book reviews on the
internet at the "Virtual Yeshiva" (access information is in the signature below).
He recently led a campaign to get material on Judaism and vegetarianism to over
3,500 North American congregational rabbis.

Each week material on the topic of the week will be sent out via Email to each
registered participant. (There may be an average of about 3 articles per week).

While the focus of the course is "Judaism and Vegetarianism", participants will
gain knowledge of basic Jewish teachings and general information related to
animals, health and nutrition, ecology, resource usage, and hunger, as well as
information about Jewish festivals. It is hoped that some of the "graduates" will
speak in their local areas and perhaps that a "Speakers' bureau" will be set up
to help spread the Jewish vegetarian message throughout the US and beyond.

All questions that come up will be seriously considered and discussed.
Responses to "Frequently Asked Questions" will be sent to all registrants, but
we will consider additional questions that come up and possible improved
responses to the FAQs. If necessary, there will be consultations with rabbis
and reviews of internet resources and other sources to get the most complete
picture possible.

To register, people should contact Richard Schwartz at
[email protected] 

Further information about the course may be found at: 

Richard H. Schwartz
Professor, Mathematics
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314 USA
Tel: (718) 982-3621
Fax: (718) 982-3631
Email address: [email protected] 

Author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, and
Mathematics and Global Survival.
Patron of the International Jewish Vegetarian Society.

My articles on Judaism and Vegetarianism are on the internet at  (in the "Rebbes" section), and at 


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