15 September 2011

Associate that sova

Which would you prefer: Clal Yisroel keeps shemitta but never benches after meals or Clal Yisroel always benches but it never keeps shemitta
The problem with benching is that it expresses gratitude for the mazon, the food, which has the effect of suppressing the primary intention of the injunction, which is not to bless after every meal but to recognize when one has achieved the sova point in one’s consumption basket and to associate that sova with God's having granted Israel the land. 

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