Vegan vs. Meat Debate

Debate Guidelines

  • Rabbi Shmuly will debate any Rabbi in the United States who is anti-vegan
  • At least 50 members of the congregation will vote on who wins the debate, and the winner will receive a $5,000 reward which is kindly provided by a donor, not Shamayim. (Either the congregation or Shamayim will receive the reward)
  • You will need to have a minimum of 50 congregants attend and vote
  • This is a debate, but it’s a friendly debate. Hostile attitudes or behaviors won’t be tolerated.
  • This can be in person or virtual depending on the situation
  • Not all applicants will be accepted

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Our first Vegan vs. Meat Debate is happening in Chicago on Aug 15! 

Link to register (for Chicago locals)*.

*This event will not be livestreamed.

Vegan vs Meat Debate in the Press

Check out this article featuring Rabbi Shmuly about our Vegan vs Meat debate:

“This rabbi is betting $5,000 he can convince you to go vegan. Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz has been an animal rights activist for years. Now, he’s putting his money where his mouth is!”

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