Posted By Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Jonathan Safran Foer‘s newest book Eating Animals will be published on November 2nd by Little, Brown and Company. Eating Animals follows Safran Foer on his quest to make the right dietary choices on behalf of his children. He explores the folklore, family traditions, myths, and pop culture that justify our eating habits.
While the book is not specifically Jewish, Safran Foer does sprinkle the book with his Jewish upbringing, including a section “Kosher?” in which he looks at the scandal surrounding Postville and the response from the Rabbinical Assembly and the Orthodox chair of the Talmud Department at Israel’s Bar Ilan University. He also examines animal ethics, specifically in India and the Russian tundra, as well as in Islam and Judaism.
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The Hazon Food Conference is at the forefront of a national movement that explores the intersection of Jewish life and contemporary food issues. Conference themes focused on Jewish food culture, cutting edge food law and policy, food justice, kosher meat issues, health and nutrition, cooking and gardening, and Israeli food and agriculture.
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