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Mystical Classics

An anthology from the Shelah, the Alshich, the Ohr Hachayim, and others

By the Sweat of Your Brow
Kabbalah states that by eating, we elevate the holiness found in the food.
You can eat and eat and never feel full. It is only through blessing that you will ever feel satiated.
Seeing Tastes
Our Shabbat tables may be piled high with fine foods but we will remain hungry if we eat without seeing them.
G-d commanded us 613 commandments, each one corresponding to a particular part of our body.
Our Private Physician
"Everything is in the hands of heaven with the exception of the common cold."
Food for a Holy Table
Active meditation emanates G-dliness; passivity only reinforces the ego
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