EYE ON THE NEWS CBC Headline: Vegan is the New Kosher

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) used the headline “Vegan is the New Kosher,” when it reported that Rabbi David Rosen joined 70 rabbis worldwide urging Jews to become vegan.  Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs at the American Jewish Committee in Jerusalem.  He’s also the Honorary president of the International Jewish Vegetarian Society.

He said in part, “…people should no longer collaborate or be party to an industry which is problematic ethically, environmentally, or in terms of economic justice.

He’s not saying to go “cold turkey,” but to make more plant-based choices when you can.

Israel is credited with having the largest number of vegans in the world per capita including both Jews and Muslims.