Sunday, October 26, 2008

וַיֵּשְׁתְּ מִן-הַיַּיִן, וַיִּשְׁכָּר


At October 26, 2008 at 8:49:00 AM EDT, Blogger Shorty said...

It just so happens, i was wondering about wine and Kashrut. Thanks for posting this.

I can understand the restrictions placed on drinking. Kashurt laws, it seems (i am still learning) is all about moderation, and self control. When one is drunk, the "inner animal" does come out, a person tends to be less inhibited, and people tend to eat more as they drink as well. There is no moderation with TOO MUCH alcohol.

Again, it is about moderation, and being self aware, when the "feeling comes on", it means it is time to STOP drinking the alcohol...

thanks again.

At October 27, 2008 at 10:25:00 AM EDT, Blogger Anarchist Chossid said...

Very nice post. Thank you. Kislev will be here in a month, so I’ll save the link to the post until then.

It’s often amazing how somebody could be studying sichos and ma’amorim of the Rebbeim and not know little details like this. We know the Rebbeim from the side of Torah, but we forget about their personal example, from the side of menchlechkeit.

I thought about this when I was reading an excerpt from FR’s letter, saying that Chassidus, in his opinion, is not about improving middos, but about sitting down and just wrapping your mind in Eibeshter. Nobody, he says, sits down and thinks about some idea for an hour or two anymore...


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