Michio Kushi, who brought mb to America, has described it as an evolution, not a revolution.
In other words, we need to be patient for the world to catch up and get it.
Many people say they eat “healthy” or that they are vegetarian or vegan – it’s all awareness and a good step in the right direction of being conscious of how we eat. Mb is much more inclusive, talks about a philosophical way of seeing all of life and there’s much more depth to that.
But we welcome first steps, although I do hope people don’t stop there. It pleased me when I first moved to Israel to see how common vegetarian hot dogs were (now I won’t touch it) not knowing really what was in it. And now I saw two articles showing how popular vegan is, enough to have it included in our army’s food http://www.israel21c.org/news/idf-mess-halls-serve-vegan-menu/?utm_content=bufferd9a36&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer and proud to be hosting the largest vegan festival in the world next Sukkoth http://www.israel21c.org/israel-in-the-spotlight/israel-to-host-worlds-largest-vegan-festival/
Now I only hope someone from the macrobiotic world will be showcasing how wonderful mb is at the festival. It’s not really possible to learn while standing on one foot, and maybe the audience won’t get how this is different from any other vegetarian food being presented – but it’s a first step, it’s how I started.
I wanted to write about Shabbos and mb – but the time is slipping by fast – maybe for next time.
Good Shabbos to all my Jewish friends