Rabbi Dr. Shmuly is one of the most influential Rabbis in the United States, and he is on the show to talk about his plant-based journey and the intersection between vegan living and Jewish values. He also shares his tips for veganizing traditional Jewish meals.
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How often do you evaluate your core values? Do you know what they are, and are you living according to them? Do your daily choices and practices reflect your existing values?
What we eat can often fall off our ethical radar as human beings. But if your food choices are not aligned with your existing values, it's worth taking notice.
In this episode, we are talking with Rabbi Shmuly, an author, activist, academic, and one of the top 50 most influential rabbis in the USA. He shares all about his journey into Judaism and a plant-based lifestyle, and how well they complement each other.
We discuss Jewish culture from both a native and non-native perspective, and how Jewish values are embraced by choosing to eat vegan food. We also talk about the challenges (and joys!) of being the only vegan at a traditional Jewish meal, and how to navigate conversations around food accommodations.
Building community is so important no matter what our beliefs and values are, and we talk about how hosting vegan versions of traditional holidays can help create and maintain a sense of community!
Rabbi Shmuly also shares some insightful wisdom that will leave you feeling inspired to create positive change in your life and our world.
♡ Michelle & Toni
About Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President & Dean of the Valley Beit Midrash (a national Jewish pluralistic adult learning & leadership center), the Founder & President of Uri L’Tzedek (a Jewish Social Justice organization), the Founder and President of Shamayim (a Jewish animal advocacy movement), the Founder and President of YATOM, (the Jewish foster and adoption network), and the author of 22 books on Jewish ethics. Newsweek named Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America and the Forward named him one of the 50 most influential Jews.
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