I began working on my vegan challah recipe around the time my son was five years old. While raising my vegan son and daughter within the traditional reform Jewish American community, I have always taught them that occupation is neither a Jewish nor vegan value. Along with hebrew school and Jewish summer camp, I have raised them as members of the organization Jewish Voice for Peace. I have taught them to recognize zionism as a racist ideology rooted in ethnic cleansing. A Jewish state which by nature privileges one ethnic/religious group over others is inherently unequal, undemocratic, and racist.
On April 26, 2014 I had the great pleasure of watching my son become a bar mitzvah. For his d’var torah speech, he he told our congregation, friends and family that the Torah commands us to love thy neighbor and love the stranger. Israel, he said is in serious violation of this. He went on to explain that as long as Israel is committing crimes against humanity through their occupation of Palestine and human rights abuses the Jewish people have a responsibility to speak out. His speech was published on the Jewish Voice for Peace rabbinical blog. Click on the link below to read his speech.
Recipe for vegan anti-zionist sweet potato challah:
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup sweet potato puree
4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup vital wheat gluten flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. yeast
Put the ingredients in a bread machine on dough cycle. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Braid the dough, cover it with a warm wet dish towel and allow it to rise 20-30 minutes or until it has doubled in size. Back 25-35 minutes until it is golden brown.
By Ariel Gold
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