Making sense of Maimonides’ contradictions.
It wants to stop ultra-Orthodox Jews from slaughtering chickens.
Forget what you’ve heard to the contrary: both simple decency and Jewish ritual law demand the ethical treatment of animals being raised and slaughtered for food.
Judaism recognizes vegetarianism as an ideal, wrote Israel's first chief rabbi, Abraham Isaac Kook, but Jews must not elevate the welfare of animals above that of human beings.
“No other writer or activist in the 19th or 20th century, not even Gandhi or Tolstoy, was as deeply affected by the condition of. . .