Talking to the Jewish Vegetarian and Vegan Society recently, actress Mayim Bialik explained how her vegan lifestyle is connected to her religious beliefs, reports Ecorazzi.
“There is a strong emphasis in Judaism on humane maintenance and use of animals,” said Mayim, who has an upcoming book "Mayim's Vegan Table: 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours." Her compassion is reflected in her philosophy. “We respect other creatures and, of course, Adam and Eve were vegetarian before the Fall and exile from Eden. Tikkun Olam lends itself to us using our body and lifestyle to do our part to repair the world. For more, veganism is very consistent with that,” she explained. In addition, says Mayim, when you go vegan, you can "start to see the personal, community, and global benefits.”
Do you want to learn more? We recommend:
- "On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life" (click for details)
- "Vegan for Her: The Woman's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet" (click for details)
One question that often arises for parents who follow a plant-based diet: How to explain their philosophy to their children. If you are a parent, relative or friend of a little one, we recommend the delightful artist and writer Ruby Roth: