Jewish Vegetarians of North America 2015 Leaflet
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Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA)
October 2015

As former Chief Rabbi of Ireland David Rosen recently said, “Anyone with eyes in their head can see that [factory farming] is a categorical transgression of the Torah prohibition on causing cruelty to animals.”

Judaism should not be complicit in the horrors of modern animal agriculture. A plant-based diet is established in the first conversation between G-d and human beings.

 G-d said: Behold, I have given you every herb-yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree that has seed-yielding fruit - to you it shall be for food. (Genesis 1:29).

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