The biblical commandments concerning ritual sacrifice mandate close contact between the one bringing the sacrifice and the animal being sacrificed; the ritual is usually followed. . .
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. . .