Eikev 5779-2019

Eikev 5779-2019
“Feast or Famine--What Judaism Says About Food”
(Revised and updated from Eikev 5760-2000)

The Torah in parashat Eikev boldly proclaims that human beings do not live by bread alone, but only by G-d’s decrees. As part of the process of hallowing all aspects of daily life, Judaism spiritualizes the act of eating. Food is important to Jewish life, not only because it is the staple of life, but because it is the staple of faith and a key element in developing sensitivity and proper moral and ethical behavior.

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