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Save the Planet by going Vegan

The Health and Wellness working group puts out a new podcast every Thursday, revolving around holistic and natural health. To listen to this podcast from Reimagine TCWAC’s ‘Journey Through Health and Wellness’ series, click on the following link:

Richard Schwartz not only shares his expertise on veganism, but also has a wealth of knowledge of Judaism. Richard and his interviewer, Dr. Elisa Haransky Beck, examine how wasteful animal based societies are, as over 10% of people in the world are chronically hungry. As Richard discusses how the world has never been so threatened, he offers veganism as a solution. In his latest book, Vegan Revolution, Richard tackles revitalizing Judaism and encourages the revolution on thinking vegan. This book is intended to open minds and enlighten vegan perspectives. Richard talks of the strong teachings of Judaism, which include preserving our health, treating animals with compassion, protecting the environment, and protecting and preserving peace, which is all strongly violated by animal based diets and animal agriculture. Richard went vegan in 2000, and speaks of how this transition changed his psychological awareness.


Imparting wisdom for decades, Richard Schwartz has been a professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York for 50 years! He taught math courses and created a course, 'Mathematics and the Environment.' He has also been the President of Jewish Vegetarians of North America since 2000, and the President of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians since 2004. He has authored many successful books and wishes to increase the awareness of Jewish teachings on compassion to animals and reduce the mistreatment of animals.

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