Thursday, January 14, 2010

The effect of sweetness on a person


"One who is gripped by bulmus [a powerful craving for food that can destroy the body] should be fed honey and all kinds of sweets, for these illuminate the eyes of a person.

"There is no proof [that this works for bulmus], but there is a hint to it in Shemuel I 14, 'See, now, that my eyes have been illuminated, for I have tasted this small amount of honey.'"

(Talmud, Yoma 83b)

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