“Musar and Jewish Veganism” appears in Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions, a new volume edited by Jacob Ari Labendz and Shmuly Yanklowitz.
Geoffrey D. Claussen, Lori and Eric Sklut Scholar in Jewish Studies and associate professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, has published a book chapter exploring a Jewish approach to ethical veganism.
Claussen’s chapter, “Musar and Jewish Veganism,” considers how wisdom gleaned from the Musar movement, a Jewish ethical movement, may inspire and enrich vegan practices and commitments. The chapter focuses on approaches to loving-kindness, compassion, empathy, and self-restraint found in Musar movement literature.
The chapter was published in Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions, a volume published by SUNY Press and edited by Jacob Labendz and Shmuly Yanklowitz.