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Pinchas Taylor

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Rabbi Pinchas Taylor, an inspirational young scholar, is a sought-after educator and speaker. He lives in South Florida with his wife Miriam and serves as the Director of Adult Education and Outreach at the Chabad of Plantation. He is the author of two books which you can view and purchase here.
The Sabbath meal experience is something lacking in a large segment of our society. The result of integrating it into one’s life can have untold benefit.
The Sabbath is not only a time of rest from the physical world, but a day to actively engage in higher matters.
It has been described as an “island in time,” a chance to recharge spiritual vigor.
The Jewish soul is sensitive to the harmful spiritual effects of forbidden animals.
Ideally, the body is meant merely as a conduit for the spiritual, the means of expressing the selflessness and purity of the soul.
The sages explain that there are several beneficial outcomes that happen to a person by virtue of keeping kosher.
For every mitzvah, there is a benefit and a reason. In some instances, the reason and the benefit seem readily discernible, while others are beyond mortal understanding.
Health would not explain why an animal must be ritually slaughtered, why fish with fins and scales would be specified, or why milk from a non-kosher animal would be unfit for consumption.
Kosher is the diet plan for the soul, in that they are the foods prescribed by G‑d in the Torah for consumption by the Jewish people.
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