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List of Famous Jewish Vegetarians

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Dan Abrams
Host and legal commentator on ABC News Good Morning America
.[1]







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S. Y. Agnon
(1888-1970)
Nobel Prize winning author
.[2]






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Dianna Agron
Actor
Best known for role as Quinn Fabray on Glee
.[3]






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Gabrielle Ansari
Actor
Best known for role as Fiona Glenanne on Burn Notice
.[4]






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Roseanne Barr
Actor and Comedian
.[5]







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Elizabeth Berkley
Actor
Best known for role as Jessie Spano on Saved By The Bell
.[6]






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Milton Berle
(1908-2002)
Actor and Comedian
.[7] [8] [9]






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Mayim Bialik
Actor
Best known for roles as Blossom on Blossom and Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory
(vegan)[10]






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Selma Blair
Actor
Best known for roles in Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, and Hellboy
(vegan)[11]






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Michael Bolton
Singer
.[12] [13]







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Caprice Bourret
Model
.[14]







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Jennifer Connelly
Actor
Best known for role as Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind
.[15]






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Jacques Derrida
(1930-2004)
Philosopher
.[16]






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Fran Drescher
Actor and comedian
Best known for role as Fran Fine on The Nanny
(vegan)[17]






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Lisa Edelstein
Actor
Best known for role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House
.[18]






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Albert Einstein
Nobel Prize winning physicist
(1879-1955)







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Jesse Eisenberg
Academy Award Wining Actor
Best known as star of Zombieland and The Social Network
.[19]






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Corey Feldman
Actor
Best known for 80's roles in The Goonies, Stand By Me, and The Lost Boys
.[20]






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Marty Feldman
(1934-1982)
BAFTA and Academy Award winning comedian and actor
.[21]






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Heidi Fleiss
Former madam
.[22]







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Jonathan Safran Foer
Author of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated
.[23]







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Sara Gilbert
Actor
Best known for role as Darlene Conner on Roseanne and as co-host of The Talk
(vegan)[24]






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Allen Ginsberg
(1926-1997)
Poet
.[25]






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Ira Glass
Radio personality, Host of This American Life
.[26] [27]







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Philip Glass
Composer
.[28]







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Brian Greene
Physicist
(vegan)[29][30]
.[31]






Andrew Gunsberg
Host of Australian Idol
.[32]

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Daryl Hannah
Actor
Best known for roles in Splash, Roxanne, Wall Street, and Kill Bill
(vegan)[33]






Alter Kacyzne
(1885-1941)
Yiddish writer
.[34]

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Franz Kafka
(1883-1924)
Writer
.[35]






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Myq Kaplan
Comedian
Best known as finalist on Last Comic Standing
(vegan)[36]






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Ricki Lake
Actor, Talk show host
.[37]







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Carol Leifer
Comedian
(vegan)[38]







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Jenny Lewis
Singer (Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service)
.[39]







Lorin Maazel
Conductor
.[40]

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Francisco Madero
(1873–1913)
President of Mexico 1911-1913
.[41]
(Jewish descent, Catholic for generations)[42]





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Gustav Mahler
(1860-1911)
Composer
.[43]






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Howie Mandel
Actor, comedian, TV host
.[44]







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Miriam Margolyes
Actor
Best known as Mrs Mingott in The Age of Innocence and Professor Sprout in Harry Potter
.[45]






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Matisyahu
Top-40 reggae singer
(vegan)[46]







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Peter Max
Artist
(vegan)[47]







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Stella McCartney
Fashion designer
.[48] [49]







Yehuda Mehunin
(1916-1999)
Violinist
.[50]

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Lea Michele
Actor
Best for role as Rachel Berry on Glee
(half Jewish)[51]
.[52]





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Leonard Nimoy
Actor
Best known for role as Spock on Star Trek
.[53]






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Robert Nozick
(1938-2002)
Philosopher
.[54] [55]






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Sarah Paxton
Actor
Best known for role as Darcy on Darcy's Wild Life
.[56]






I. L. Peretz
(1852-1915)
Yiddish author
.[57]

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Joaquin Phoenix
Actor
(vegan)[58]
(half Jewish)[59]






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River Phoenix
(1970-1993)
Actor
Best known for roles in Stand By Me and My Own Private Idaho
(half Jewish)[60]
.[61]




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Natalie Portman
Actor
.[62]







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Joey Ramone
(1951-2001)
Lead vocalist of The Ramones
.[63]






Melech Ravitch
Yiddish poet (pen name of Zekharye-Khone Bergner)
(1893-1976)
.[64]

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Jason Schwartzman
Actor
(vegan)[65]
(half-Jewish)[66]






Susan Sideropoulos
German actor and singer
Best known for role as Verena Koch on Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten
.[67]

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Sarah Silverman
Comedian
Best known for Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program
.[68]






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Alicia Silverstone
Actor
Best known as star of Clueless and Batgirl in Batman & Robin
Author of The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition
(vegan)[69]





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Isaac Bashevis Singer
(1902-1991)
Nobel-prize winning author
.[70]






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Peter Singer
Philosopher
(largely vegan)[71]







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Brent Spiner
Actor
Best known for role as Data on Star Trek TNG
.[72]






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Tara Strong
Actor
Best known as voice of Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls and Timmy from Fairly Odd Parents
.[73]






Bernard Werber
French science-fiction author
.[74]

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Noah Wyle
Actor
Best known for role as Dr. John Carter on ER and Tom Mason in Falling Skies
(vegan)[75]






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Steve Wynn
Casino magnate
(vegan)[76]







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Adam Yauch
(1964-2012)
Hip-hop artist
Better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys
(vegan)[77]








FAMOUS ISRAELI VEGETARIANS


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Aki Avni
Israeli actor, entertainer, and television host
.[78]







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Avraham Burg
Former Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Interim President of Israel
.[79]







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Meir Dagan
Former Director of the Mossad
.[80]







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David D'Or
Israeli singer
Three-time winner, Israeli "Singer of the Year" and "Best Vocal Performer"
.[81]






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A. D. Gordon
(1856-1922)
Zionist thinker
.[82]






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Yisrael Guri
(1893-1965)
Israeli politician, Mapai party
.[83]






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Miki Haimovich
Israeli news anchor
.[84]







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Eli Israeli
Israeli television and radio broadcaster
.[85]







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Tzipi Livni
Israeli Minister of Justice
.[86]







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Noa (Achinoam Nini)
Israeli singer
.[87]







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Avraham Poraz
Israeli Minister of the Interior 2003-2004
.[88]







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Reuven "Rubi" Rivlin
Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Former candidate for Prime Minister
.[89]







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Yossi Sarid
Israeli news commentator, former Israeli Minister of Education and Minister of Environment and head of the Meretz party
.[90]







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  69. ^ "Alicia Silverstone's Kind Diet", The Oprah Winfrey Show, 1/21/10.
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