Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gaining atonement through the mitzvot of our meals


“Yechezkel 41:22 says, ‘The altar was made of wood, three amot high… and he said to me, this is the table before Gd.’ He began with altar and concluded with table!

“R’ Yochanan and R’ Elazar explained: As long as the beit hamikdash stands, the altar atones for Israel. Now [since Yechezkel prophesied during a period of exile], a person’s table atones for him.”

(Talmud, Berachot 55a)

Have a great day,

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