Last week I got into a FaceBook discussion with someone who posted a picture that was disturbing to me, a pregnant cow whose throat was being cut. I never, ever look at these pictures and have several times unfriended and unfollowed those
Published 4/2/2015 in The FOODshed Coop blog. I admit I am something of a skeptic about the possibility of experiencing sudden (and lasting) transformation. That’s not to say I don’t believe in the possibility that we can be transformed. I experience that
The following is part of an article that appeared in a local publication a couple of years ago: In early August 2013, scientists held a taste-testing for burgers made from laboratory grown meat. This report came out just about a year and a
As I have begun to explore a vegan pathway, I am once again thinking about the laws of kashrut. How does this practice relate to my life as a vegetarian and my journey toward a vegan lifestyle? The Torah tells us the purpose of
Thirty-five years ago, I made challah weekly. In recent years, my schedule has not allowed me to continue this practice. When we began to host Shabbat dinners in my Cafe, some of our regulars always brought in whole wheat challot from a bakery forty
Body Language is a non-verbal conversation with transcendence. Rituals elevate mundane activities and give them meaning.
Creating your own space in time sounds like a meditation technique or a fantasy-adventure — but it’s a set of practices 1000s of years old.
Veggie Cholent, is the veggie version of a traditional stew prepared and put on to cook before the Sabbath begins Friday evening.
Cooperation is a valuable human ability. Without cooperation, the human enterprise cannot fulfill its potential. Here’s a model.
Meals are life feeding on life, presenting the central moral paradox of existence: sustaining life requires taking life.