yirmi

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comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
See also Magen Avraham 696:15 (no obligation to eat meat on Yom Tov); Darkei Teshuvah 89:19 (same); Shaagas Aryeh 65 (same).
Jan
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comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
DoubleAA: OK, there may be sources supporting either argument, but my understanding is that most authorities say it is not required. An essay by R' Ari Enkin cites some sources on the topic: torahmusings.com/2012/03/simchat-yom-tov
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comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
Today's factory farm conditions are not necessary pain (just an idea -- view the video "Meet your meat" and ask yourself if that's necessary). It is definitely possible to make meat, dairy and eggs on a mass scale with much less suffering, though it would increase the price somewhat. This is common knowledge among advocates of humane agriculture (and is the historical experience, as there have been some improvements). Sorry -- I don't have a source offhand.
Jan
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comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
No, I didn't say that whoever disagreed with me is non frum. I know Rambam seems to say eating meat is required. As I understand it, however, the practical halacha accepted today is eating meat is not required, at least for those who are not accustomed to it. I wasn't referring to tzitzit (tallit katan) but rather tallit gadol -- doesn't that need to be wool?
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answered Is being vegan “kosher”?