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Divine Providence and the Sciatic Nerve

Parshah Vayishlach

Divine Providence and the Sciatic Nerve: Parshah Vayishlach

As a remembrance that Jacob's sciatic nerve was damaged in his wrestling match with an angel, the Torah forbids us from eating the sciatic nerve (gid hanashe) of an animal. Interestingly, this also shows us the extent to which every detail of our lives is directed by Divine Providence.
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