Letters October 6, 2016


What’s a Democratic Jew to do?
A better question is what’s a Democratic Jew to do (“What’s a Republican Jew to do,” Sept. 1)?

This registered Democrat is not voting for one of the most anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Arab presidential candidates in history.

With her staff and advisers of Arabists and self-hating Jews, one can expect an even worse deal for Israel than anything Obama has brought forth. What’s more, forget Israel: She spells death for our country as we know it.

Unfortunately the establishments of both parties include Jews who are more concerned with their own positions than the welfare of this country or Israel. Not voting for Donald Trump — whether one votes for Hillary Clinton or not — turns out to be a vote for the most corrupt candidate ever to be nominated.
West River


A case for veganism
As president emeritus of Jewish Veg, formerly Jewish Vegetarians of North America, I am very pleased to see this article (“Jews take part in growth of local vegan scene,” Sept. 29). I hope the momentum toward veganism continues.

To reinforce the case for veganism, please consider how the production and consumption of meat and other animal products violate basic Jewish mandates to preserve human health, treat animals with compassion, protect the environment, conserve natural resources and help hungry people; and that animal-based diets and agriculture are causing an epidemic of diseases in Jewish and other communities, and contributing significantly to climate change and other environmental problems that threaten all of humanity. I believe it is essential that the Jewish community address these issues to help shift our imperiled planet to a sustainable path.
President emeritus, Jewish Veg

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