WHY A COMPASSIONATE HANUKKAH?
Hannukah is a time for festivities and gathering around a table to eat delicious food. Also known as the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication, it celebrates the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It’s also a holiday of miracles, when a small amount of oil that should have lasted only one day burned for eight days. Because of this miracle, it’s traditional to eat fried foods like potato latkes or Sufganiyot (donuts filled with strawberry jelly). It’s also a time to extend compassion to animals. The Jewish concept of tsa’ar ba’alei chayim bans causing unnecessary suffering to animals. Since ALL animals feel pain just like our dogs and cats at home do, make sure you have a compassionate, vegan, Hannukah and celebrate with friends and family.