A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Among the many important commandments in this week's Torah Reading is the instruction
to bless G‑d after we have eaten--the only blessing specified in the entire Torah!
Articles #2-4 offer insights into the spirituality of our meals:
one from the Zohar, one from the teachings of the Holy Ari of Tzefat, and one from a contemporary chasidic nutritionist.
The Spirituality of Eating By Yaakov-Shmuel Levinson [excerpted from B'Or Hatorah magazine] Kabbalah teaches that eating is also spiritual.
Wining and Dining From the teachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai; translation and commentary by Shmuel-Simcha Treister, based on Metok MiDevash When a person is seated at his dinner table, the Divine Presence is also there
Washing Your Troubles Away From the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria; translated and edited by Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky Rinsing before Grace functions as a bribe to the Other Side
Weekly Torah Reading
The Greatness of Humility
From Shenei Luchot HaBrit by Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz The truly great continue to discover how much is beyond their ability to comprehend.
Don't Tread On Me By Shaul Yosef Leiter Mashiach's arrival will be hastened because of the great self sacrifice required of us.
The Broken Letter The scribe refused to touch his quill to tefilin scrolls written by the Rebbe Moshe of Peshevarsk.