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How can you advocate making changes in Judaism?

What is really advocated is a return to Jewish values of showing compassion, sharing, helping the needy, preserving the environment, conserving resources, and seeking peace. Also, rabbinic enactments consistent with Jewish values and teachings to meet changing conditions have historically been part of Judaism.

Global threats today - pollution, hunger, resource scarcity, violence - are so great that a new thinking or rethinking about values and new methods is necessary. Albert Einstein's statement, "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our ways of thinking; hence we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe," has a parallel to the effects of our diets today.

Jewish vegetarians are not advocating changes in the Torah, but want the Torah be used to master present world conditions, as it has in the past. Global survival today requires the application of Torah values to our diets, as well as other aspects of our lives.