Friday, May 11

Ta'am HaMitzva

The Rambam says that one must be careful to not keep mitzvot just for the benefits we see, as in, we don't keep kosher just cuz pork is unhealthy.  
On the other hand, Sefer HaHinuch notes Ta'amei hamitzvot - the "flavours", i.e. benefits, that we enjoy from each mitzva.
So,we don't say that we came to live in Israel just because of the cherry tomatoes (invented in Rehovot), but we can certainly be grateful for their delicious existence - especially since the best ones are available RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!! 
If you come over really soon, I can share the last few in my basket.....

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