Thursday, April 14, 2005

You Are What You Eat

Responding to Bryan's question: Even if current nutritional science proves Hazal's advice incorrect, we can still derive an important message for our own day. I read their statement about meat restoring life and other similar statements as telling us that we are and become what we eat. Berakhot has taught us so far that eating is not just something we do to satiate ourselves, but rather affects how we live the rest of our lives. The nutrition advice from Berakhot is an imaginative function of this belief, but still a true one in its own way.


At Thursday, 14 April, 2005, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

I wonder whether the commentaries on Aggadhta (Yehoyada`, Maharal, `Ein Ayya, Maharsha"l, et alia) comment on this apparently halakhic sugya.


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