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Mayim Bialik Supports Vegan Living, Rosh Hashanah Meals

The actress speaks with the Jewish Vegetarian Society about the benefits of veganism.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 28th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News

Mayim Bialik Supports Vegan Living, Rosh Hashanah Meals

‘Big Bang Theory’ actress, Mayim Bialik, became a vegetarian at the age of 19. By 30, she made the decision to go completely vegan, citing health, the environment, and ethics are the major motivators.

With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur around the corner, Mayim Bialik, the Jewish Vegetarian Society (JVS), and the Vegan Society are encouraging members of the Jewish community to consider a vegetarian diet or at the very least, veggie options.

"There is a strong emphasis in Judaism on humane maintenance and use of animals," Bialik said in an exclusive interview with the Jewish Vegetarian Society.

"We respect other creatures and, of course, Adam and Eve were vegetarian before the Fall and exile from Eden. Tikkun Olam lends itself to us using our body and lifestyle to do our part to repair the world. For more, veganism is very consistent with that."

Bialik adds that being vegan is "a wonderful call to action -- to put your vegetarian self out there in the world and start to see the personal, community and global benefits."

For more info about the Vegan Society, visit www.vegansociety.com.

For Vegan Rosh Hashanah recipe ideas, check out this week’s Nosh Pit.

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