Whats the mitzva? does it apply to women?( other than a nice healthy breakfast!) anyone have anything to share bout it?
It is not a mitzvah. It is an eitzah tovah, but not a mitzvah. There is no obligation to specifically eat bread in the morning, although in Bava Metziah 107, Chazal say eating bread with salt and a jug of water in the morning protects against many illnesses. There are a whole host of authorities who say that Talmudic medicine and science do not necessarily apply today. (Nishtaneh hatevah). I donlt think there is any concrete evidence behind this eitzah. It is not incumbent upon us to follow health advice in the Gemara or Rambam.
Pas means grains, in this context, so Mezonos cereals would also fall under the category of Pas Shacharis.
If you look up the Gemara you will find that it is a specific wheat
chol hamoed guy, I have no idea how you learn the gemora of pas shachris to mean a specific wheat. The gemora on daf 107b is quite clear that it means bread from any of the 5 grains. The gemora on daf 107a speaks about various grains but has no connection to the concept of pas shachris. It may be possible that grain cereals, whether cold or hot, might qualify as pas shachris in our times, keeping in mind that nature has changed. Snapplegrl, eat Cheerios. Or 7 grain bread.
Snapplegrl, eat Cheerios.
Plus a handfull of crasins and a sliced bananna, so you don’t fall asleep in your bowl of cheeroios.
(That’s my brekfast 4-5 days a week, until the winter hits. Then I switch to oatmeal, a spoon of peanut butter and a bannana)
thanks! I love to eat bread so its not a problem. i want to know more about the segula and mitzva that its for.
As a general rule, everything a jew makes a brocha on and eats, gets elevated. PLus you now have the strenght to do the job you are here for.
The saying we have in our circle is “eat to live, don’t live to eat”.
I stand corrected 1) its not the Gemora 2) its not a “specific species”
See Taz & Magen Avraham siman 156 citing Bach citin Mordechai Gadol that there were environmental factors. The Taz “not following the Bach “lo hifsid” the Magen Avraham dimisses the Mordehai as based on a typo, so does thr Pri Megadim & Chacham Zvi teshuva 16. The P”M says it can be any of the 5 mininei dagan Pas Kisnin, but not cereal.
Seepiskei Yeshuvaquoting the PM as hot beverage perferable (I couldnt find it) and the Aishel Avraaham as saying that cereal is good (I couldnt find it)
Bottom line its “NUTRITIONAL ADVICE” the only mitzva “guarding health
Gut Yom Tov & a gut kvitel
See piskei teshuva quoting