Acclaimed documentary, “A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet,” to be shown in Jerusalem
Please forward the message below to Israelis you know who might be interested. Thanks.
If you have not yet seen the documentary mentioned or haven’t seen it in many years, I strongly suggest you see it and consider how you might use it to promote veganism in Jewish communities. A complimentary DVD will be sent to you if you would like to arrange a showing.
You can freely see the one-hour video at www.ASacredDuty.com or by going to You Tube and searching for A Sacred Duty.
Thursday July 5thGathering and refreshments at 6:30 pm, starting @ 6:45 pm
Screening of “A Sacred Duty; Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World” and discussion with Prof. Richard Schwartz
Location: 8 Balfour Street, Jerusalem, the Jewish Veg Center
Message from Yossi Wolfson, coordinator f the Israeli Jewish Vegetarian Society:
The documentary “Sacred Duty” (Directed by Lionel Friedberg, USA, 2007) is to-date the most comprehensive film on Judaism and vegetarianism. The film explores the environmental crisis, cruelty to animals in factory-farms, world hunger and health issues linked to nutrition – and brings the Jewish religious perspective on all these. The film includes interviews with a number of Rabbis, including the late Rabbi She’ar Yashuv Cohen (former Chief Rabbi of Haifa) and Rabbi David Rosen (former Chief Rabbi of Ireland). Environmentalists and veg activists, both Israeli and American are also interviewed. Watching the documentary you will notice that parts of it were filmed at Ginger (the Jewish Vegetarian Society Centre at 8 Balfour Street, Jerusalem)!
The film will be introduced by Prof. Richard Schwartz – who initiated the documentary and served as its assistant-producer. Prof. Schwartz will also answer questions after the showing and make announcements about strategy ideas.
Prof. Schwartz is President Emeritus of Jewish Veg, formerly Jewish Vegetarians of North America and President of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV). He is author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, Mathematics and Global Survival, and Who Stole My Religion? He also has written Revitalizing Judaism, Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet, and over 250 articles at JewishVeg.org/schwartz.
Read more about the film and responses to it here: http://www.asacredduty.com/
The film is in English with Hebrew subtitles.
The discussion will be in English
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