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Old 11-01-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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I don't eat Tofurkey anymore. Just the combo sounds awful I like cranberries and with them on laktes sounds more appetizing.
I love Tofurky. I'm the only one that eats it in my family, though.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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I love Tofurky. I'm the only one that eats it in my family, though.
Are you vegetarian~? If so, for how long~?
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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I think that it is very cool that most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. I am always fascinated to hear what people from different countries (or whose parents are from different countries) make for Thanksgiving. I know people who don't even have turkey or who only have it as a symbolic item instead of the main event.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Are you vegetarian~? If so, for how long~?
FWIW. I'm a 20 year vegetarian myself. It's very tricky and problematic for a Jew to not eat meat, but if done for the proper reasons, it can be an acceptable life choice.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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FWIW. I'm a 20 year vegetarian myself. It's very tricky and problematic for a Jew to not eat meat, but if done for the proper reasons, it can be an acceptable life choice.
What does FWIW mean~?
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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FWIW. For what it's worth.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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FWIW. I'm a 20 year vegetarian myself. It's very tricky and problematic for a Jew to not eat meat, but if done for the proper reasons, it can be an acceptable life choice.
Are there "improper" reasons? Why did you choose to become a vegetarian?

People often ask me if I am a vegetarian because I will often eat vegetarian meals and it is interesting the way they ask- "you're not a vegetarian are you"?" is my fave.

I think that it is hard having more than one restriction on your diet. If you are under doctor's orders to eat a certain diet AND kosher AND have allergies, your life is not easy.

For me I really appreciated not being a real vegetarian when I tried the Atkin's diet.

May I ask what you are having for Thanksgiving? I like to hear about main courses that do not contain meat because some people assume that if you don't eat meat, you just make your family eat side dishes.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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FWIW. I'm a 20 year vegetarian myself. It's very tricky and problematic for a Jew to not eat meat, but if done for the proper reasons, it can be an acceptable life choice.
Why is it a problem for a Jew not to eat meat~? What is behind that (being funny, but yet serious)~?
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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Jews who are vegetarians for animal rights and the such, are openly flaunting their hatred of Hashem and the way in which He created the world. Jews who simply do not like the taste of meat, or who cannot eat it for medical reasons, are just fine. We are obligated to eat meat on Yom Tov, and it's praiseworthy to eat meat on Shabbos, but if doing so would make oneself sick, there is a permissibility to not do so.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:38 PM
 
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Jews who are vegetarians for animal rights and the such, are openly flaunting their hatred of Hashem and the way in which He created the world. Jews who simply do not like the taste of meat, or who cannot eat it for medical reasons, are just fine. We are obligated to eat meat on Yom Tov, and it's praiseworthy to eat meat on Shabbos, but if doing so would make oneself sick, there is a permissibility to not do so.

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Interesting. I have a friend who is an animal activist, and has affected his Jewish upbringing too.

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