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Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism with Dr. Jacob Labendz
September 21 | 6:30 pm
Wednesday, September 21 | 6:30 pm | Lippman Lounge at Benderson Family Building
Veganism is booming among Jews, especially in Israel. Why is this happening, and what does it mean? Is there something specifically Jewish about their veganism? Have they changed their Judaism (or Jewish identities) by binding it to veganism?
Jacob Labendz, Ph.D., and co-author Shmuly Yanklowitz have published an edited volume with SUNY Press in 2019, Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions. Jacob will reflect upon his motivations for embarking on the project and his learning about Jewish veganism through editing and publication.
About the Speaker: Dr. Labendz directs the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His research explores the dynamic intersections between statecraft, nationalism, and the management of minorities with a particular focus on Jews in and from communist Czechoslovakia and Central Europe. Dr. Labendz contributes to discussions on antisemitism, Holocaust memory and aftermath, and Jewish food cultures.
Free and open to the community! Registration is required.