Friday, November 19, 2010

Evidence of Your Purpose

Excerpt from Shabbos Secrets:

When eating Shabbos meals, both the body and the soul share in the mitzvah. But how can we discern whether the meal was eaten l'shem Shamayim, for the sake of the mitzvah, or for the physical pleasure of tasting the savory dishes and fine wines?

Singing zemiros during the Shabbos meal is evidence that your primary purpose is to fulfill the mitzvah of oneg Shabbos.

(Yeitev Lev, Parshas Bo)


At November 22, 2010 at 5:32:00 PM EST, Anonymous mishnah said...

ALso, having shalosh shudos. But From Rav Avigdor Miller it would sound that even if you are enjoying eating it can still be uplifted by othe rintentions.

Maybe you can help me, the sefer you quote this from mentions a Sefer Yisroel Meleim Mitzvos, and i've been searching for it ever since. Does anyone have any idea where it can be found?

At November 29, 2010 at 11:49:00 AM EST, Anonymous schneur said...

How about just having in mind that these foods are Lekavod Shabbes ,
And having special foods reserved for Shabbes.
By the way what's kiddush for ?
Frankly how do you know your not singing because you like to sing and get in a joyous or even "high" introspective mood its "lav davka" for Shabbes.Such I have seen too.
A Buddhst monk once spoke about spiritual materialism.

At December 9, 2010 at 2:52:00 AM EST, Blogger Nancy said...

When customs and rituals drive us, it is very difficult to discern the actual motives and purposes - lets hope G-d knows the meaning of our actions.

This is Nancy from Israeli Uncensored News

At January 31, 2011 at 2:24:00 PM EST, Blogger DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

My wife is a big fan of this book, Shabbos Secrets. She's read through it at least three times and is bringing more and more kedusha and hachanos into the way she makes Shabbos in our home. B"H!


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