November 8, 2012
Sure am :-)
I studied the Torah and the 'Tanach' from first grade to the last year of high school. Loved the subject. Now on a daily basis I read inspirational spiritual books and when a quote from the Torah in mentioned most times I would go to the source and read the context.
Firstly, in the 'Garden of Eden' G-d told Adam and Eve to eat from the fruit of the Garden but nothing about killing and eating flesh. Also we can see that G-d favored people who worked the earth rather than hunters, Hebel over Kein (the latter a hunter), and Jacob over Esau. In the end of the days, the Messianic times, the wolf shall lie with the lamb, so if animals of prey won't kill, would people? :) People started to kill animals and eat them after they were expelled from paradise, and I think that G-d saw that they were not ready for a vegan diet, and so at least G-d gave the kashrut laws which also allow the killing only by a particular person who learns how to kill the animals with the least pain and agony.
I'm vegan except occasionally I eat raw eggs.
I'm an Israeli American, and this group seems very interesting to me :)