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Natalie Portman’s Vegan Jewish Wedding

Black Swan star Natalie Portman’s wedding last Saturday evening was all traditional Jewish – except for the menu. All vegan. [readon]

FFN_IMAGE_50850992|FFN_SET_60052284Portman has been a vegetarian for 20 years, and then flirted with a vegan diet (on and off during her pregnancy) before committing fully to all-plant-based. The final commitment came after reading the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Already a supporter of animal rights, she said she made the change because the book reminded her that “food is symbolic of what we believe in, and that eating is how we demonstrate to ourselves and to others our beliefs.”

In a review of the book, she wrote:

Perhaps others disagree with me that animals have personalities. But the highly documented torture of animals is unacceptable, and the human cost Foer describes in his book, of which I was previously unaware, is universally compelling.

For more on the menu, including what they did about the wedding cake, check out EmaxHealth.