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  The Beet-Eating Heeb - The Beet-Eating Heeb is a blog for Jewish vegetarians, Jewish vegans, and all Jews whose concerns about food are not limited to how it tastes. The blog will feature:

•A serious examination of what the Torah has to say about food. The laws of kashrut matter, but there is much more.
•A curating and analysis of news about relevant food issues. The Beet-Eating Heeb spent 18 years in journalism, so he knows how to spot a good story, presumably.
•Interviews with rabbis, food experts, activists, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, pescatarians and carnivores. But BEH draws the line at freegans. (Google it. You’ll understand.)

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6N6O_lisa_turkey.jpg Religion and Animals: What Does One Have to Say About the Other? by thebeeteatingheeb
Quick now: How many vegans can you name who live in Southeastern Montana, where cattle outnumber people by a ratio of about 100-to-1? (Conservative estimate.) Think that’s tough. Try this one: How ...
78IA_lucky_ones.jpg Farm-Animal Sanctuaries: Where the Torah Comes to Life by thebeeteatingheeb
The Beet-Eating Heeb might be inclined to say that bloggers are the most valuable members of the vegan-advocacy movement. OK, so he is a little biased. But he is willing to say that farm-animal san...
G5QU_OU_article.JPG When Rabbis Attack! by thebeeteatingheeb
One sure sign that the veg movement is a growing force among Jews is the backlash we’re seeing from certain highly placed but sadly misguided rabbis. This backlash can be traced at least as far bac...
Phototography was not permitted at the slaughter. But the goat looked something like this. Witness to a Goat Killing -- A Sad Encounter with Kosher Slaughter by thebeeteatingheeb
It takes a lot to make The Beet-Eating Heeb cry. He can chop onions and watch Brian’s Song , simultaneously, with dry eyes. But he shed a tear last week at the Hazon Food Conference. What caused th...
The author Jonathan Safran Foer. Does Jonathan Safran Foer believe in killing animals, after all? by thebeeteatingheeb
During a Webinar put on by the group Farm Forward , The Beet-Eating Heeb this month finally got an opportunity to ask author Jonathan Safran Foer the question that he had been dying to put to him. ...
Psychologist Melanie Joy Will Jews Be at the Vanguard of the Next Big Social-Change Movement? by thebeeteatingheeb
Is the vegan advocacy and animal rights movement on the cusp of transforming society? Will it soon take its place alongside the feminist and civil-rights movements as a source of genuine, positive ...
Munter Varoom ... There Goes a Vegan ... at 200 mph by thebeeteatingheeb
Vegans are excelling at the highest levels of a wide range of sports, from ultramarathon running (Scott Jurek) to boxing (Tim Bradley). But if one sport lies beyond the reach of the March of the Ve...
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz Should dairy products be considered unkosher? by thebeeteatingheeb
Any vegan will tell you that dairy products are unfit for human consumption. The anti-dairy position stands on at least three very sturdy legs: animal welfare, personal health, and logic. In brief,...
The Flood Does the Torah Condone Meat Eating? Take a Closer Look at Genesis 9:3 by thebeeteatingheeb
Bible-literate carnivores cling tenaciously to a slender verse in the Book of Genesis to justify their consumption of animal flesh. Genesis 9:3 is the Biblical invitation to a Texas buffet. It plai...
A chapter in The Pathfinder explains The Yeahbuts. Yeah, I should consume less meat, but ... by thebeeteatingheeb
The Beet-Eating Heeb is a voracious eater of veggies, fruits, and nuts (especially after a tough workout) and a voracious reader of blogs, newspapers, magazines and books (especially about food iss...