I was reading this post and lively commentary on halachah and vegetarianism when it struck me just how many people around me do not consume flesh. Let’s see… I guess it started with Alisa, and then my sister Tiffany, sambelina at work, laya, bloggers belle de jew and her buddette who writes for heeb, and of course Alicia Silverstone, sexiest vegetarian of the year.
The whole vegetarian thing is particularly timely given that tonight is the fast of tisha b’av which is preceded by 9 days of enforced vegetarianism. I have of course read all the requisite books about how great a vegetarian diet is and the horrors of the meat processing industry. I keep my meat consumption to a bare minimum and I really do enjoy tofu and seitan and all that stuff. But I’m no vegetarian and neither is any guy I know, except for Wierd Al Yankovic (if I knew him). So what’s with all these women being vegetarians? Is vegetarianism the new Atkins for chicks? Maybe I’ll ask my little sister Tiffany. She knows everything.