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Hazon Speaker Trying To Push ‘Kosher’ To The Next Level


J Weekly — Just because that sirloin steak on your plate was certified as kosher, does that make it kosher? Not necessarily, according to Aaron Gross. If the cow suffered in life or in death, the steak is traif, he says.

As founder and CEO of Farm Forward, a nonprofit working to better the lot of factory farm animals, Gross ponders these questions all the time. He has made a career of blending his love of Jewish ethics with concern for animal welfare. (Full Story)

Aaron Gross joined the faculty in 2009. Gross is a historian of religions who focuses on modern and contemporary Jewish traditions.

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