March 18, 2013 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #608665
Vayikra Ch. 2, v. 11,13: “Ki chol s’ore v’chol dvash lo saktiru isheh laShem, Al kol korboncho takriv melach” – Yeast, honey, and salt all are items that arte not food in their own right, but rather, they enhance other foods. If so, why are yeast and honey excluded, while salt is required as an accompaniment to all sacrifices? Yeast makes things bloat and grow, even things that really shouldn’t. This is akin to haughtiness. Honey, fruit nectar, sweetens everything, i.e. it never yields to the taste of the item into which it was introduced. Salt however, enhances the natural flavour of foods, i.e. it subordinates itself to another. (Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov of Paris in Sh’eiris Menachem)
from shemayisrael.comMarch 18, 2013 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #939239playtimeMember
I heard the same vort regardig korban pesach. That it must be Tzli eish (fire-roasted) since roasting shrinks, and connotes an unbloated demeanor and subservience.March 19, 2013 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #939240Torah613TorahParticipant
I like these Divrei Torah. WIY, do you have a blog?March 19, 2013 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #939241The Best BubbyParticipant
Beautiful Vort! I shall give over to the family in your name.
Wishing everyone a Freilichin, Kosher Pesach with much siyata dishmaya, and an abundance of HAGEFEN, with AHAVAS CHINUM and the long awaited Geulah ve Yeshua for all Klal Yisrael imminently!!!!!March 20, 2013 3:02 am at 3:02 am #939242
No blog as of yet. I just enjoy sharing good divrei Torah with people.
Whenever I post a vort that isn’t my own I provide the source unless I forget to. This is from shemayisrael.com I’m just a messenger.March 20, 2013 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #939243tzaddiqMember
this really belongs in “YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah” thread, and no need to start a new seperate thread for each dvar torah. having said that it was very nice vort. thank u for sharing.March 20, 2013 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #939244
I wanted people to read it. You are welcome.March 20, 2013 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #939245tzaddiqMember
uh, people read “YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah”.March 20, 2013 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #939246SkypeMember
Can someone please tell me what insight they learned from this vort?March 20, 2013 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #939247BaalHaboozeParticipant
Korbonos are a ritual that the RBS”O commanded us in His Torah as a means of coming close to Him (‘Korbon’ from the root word ‘Korav’). It is a divine method comprised of certain steps one must follow, and include certain animals, items, and spices. Of course the true reason for the whole process is beyond our grasp and we can only learn up each detail through the eyes of the meforshim. So although yeast, honey and salt seems like nice, sensible enhancers to a korbon offering, we can speculate why the torah rules that 2 are forbidden while the 3rd one is allowed. Perhaps each, with their own unique qualities and properties, represent certain character traits we must either offer up together with the korbon, and others we must avoid and clease our neshamos from in order for our korbon to find favor in Hashem’s Eyes.March 21, 2013 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #939248oomisParticipant
Beautiful D”T! Thanks for sharing.March 21, 2013 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #939249
You are welcome!
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