Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment
The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to
promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community
and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful
Articles - Letters - and More
A Rosh Hashana Feast
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal - 5 Oct 2003
The lead article in The Busy Cook section on Wed Sept 24
was titled A Rosh Hashana feast. It began, "Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new
year, is a fine time for all kinds of new beginnings".
At one time I would have
prepared a menu similar to the one shown featuring brisket of beef. I have now
come to understand that the religious values of love, compassion and
kindness are not consistent with the slaughter of 10 billion animals each year for
food in the U.S. This does not even include fish. Factory farmed animals are raised
with much cruelty and the grain they are fed (70% of all that is grown in
our country and 40% worldwide) would feed all the planetís hungry people.
Love, kindness and compassion are central to the beliefs of all religions,
yet holidays, church suppers and myriad events feature animal food. To learn more
about religious teaching and animal issues, I suggest the book, "The Dominion of
Love" by Norm Plelps.
For Some good vegetarian recipes for Jewish holidays
read "The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook" by Roberta Kalechofsky.
New beginning can start anytime, some of you may want to
consider going turkey free in 2003 and begin planning for a vegetarian
Thanksgiving. A feast in which no animals are harmed can be joyful and enjoyable.
Information is available at: www.MHVS.org
Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
845.876.2626 or 876.5598
We look forward to
hearing from you