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Feasting and FastingThe History and Ethics of Jewish Food$
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Aaron Gross, Jody Myers, and Jordan D. Rosenblum

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479899333

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.001.0001

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(p.351) Afterword
Feasting and Fasting

Jonathan Safran Foer

NYU Press

I became a vegetarian when I was nine years old. A babysitter persuaded me that it is wrong to hurt animals unnecessarily, and that meat production hurts animals. I saw no way to refute that logic and no reason not to change my life in response—save for my love of hot dogs at ball games with my dad, sushi with my mother on Wisconsin Avenue, burgers at barbecues with friends, chicken and carrots at my grandmother’s house on Shabbat, brisket at Passover, lox at Yom Kippur breakfast, and fried chicken whenever and wherever it was served....

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