Matisyahu Is Vegan

The Hasidic singer Matisyahu {our interview with him here} recently tweeted that he’d gone vegan.

The astute blog HeebNVegan, not one to let such things pass idly by, hit him up for one of their infamous Four Questions interviews (he’d also put me under the gun a few weeks before). Matisyahu qualified the statement — “I’m not exactly vegan, not religiously like keeping kosher at least” — but also added, “I stopped eating chicken and red meat ’cause I just figured it would be more healthy. I figured it would be more ideal to stay away from eating animals, from having meat sitting and digesting in my gut.” He talks about the kapparot ceremony (”the closest I ever came to an actual chicken”) and how freaked out he was — “the blood, the dirty chicken feet, the sh*t everywhere.”


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