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Schwartz, Richard H. (Dr.)

Author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, and Mathematics and Global Survival. He is Professor Emeritus, Mathematics of the College of Staten Island.

Judaism and Vegetarianism:  Are Jews Obligated to Be Vegetarians?
In promoting vegetarianism since 1977, I have been arguing that Jews have a choice as to whether or not to be vegetarians. In support of the view that Jews need not eat meat today is the Talmud (Pesachim 109a states that since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, Jews are not required to eat meat in order to rejoice on festivals), scholarly articles by Rabbi Alfred Cohen and Rabbi J. David Bleich that indicate additional sources and arguments supporting the view that Jews do not need to eat meat in this period, and the fact that several Chief Rabbis are strict vegetarians. [Full article...]
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