Hanukkah: feast of dedication

 Hanukkah celebrates the miraculous victory of the Maccabees, which led to the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Upon lighting the Temple menorah, which was supposed to burn continually, they found there was only enough oil for one day. Through another miracle, the oil lasted eight days, until more oil arrived to replenish it.

Hanukkah means dedication. Hanukkah offers a time for family, faith, community, and rededication to what matters. This Hanukkah, consider dedicating yourself to the Jewish concept of tza’ar ba’alei chayim (Bava Metzia 32b). Tza’ar ba’alei chayim bans causing unnecessary suffering to animals. These days, with vegan resources nearly everywhere, any animal suffering for your food is unnecessary. 

Dedicate yourself to love and compassion this year and start with celebrating a vegan Hanukkah. We have lots of resources below to help! From vegan gelt and menorah candles, to delicious recipes and more…

Delicious Vegan Hanukkah Recipes

The FARM Buzz Vegan Gift Guide

Exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition many people participate in during the holiday season and beyond. As many vegans do, we try to live a cruelty-free existence while also working to protect the planet for ourselves and the animals. Following vegan values to cause no harm can make finding products and companies to support a time-consuming task. That’s why we created this easy-to-follow vegan gift guide that includes something for every vegan on your list, no matter the occasion or the budget.

Hanukkah is the perfect opportunity to share a compassionate meal with friends and family, but also with other vegans looking for a cruelty-free celebration.

Want more? Check out Jewish Veg! Inspiring and assisting Jews to embrace plant-based diets as an expression of Jewish values.