Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Worry about relationships with people, first


[The reference below to "hooves" refers to split hooves, a sign of a kosher animal. "Extending one's hooves" means to display a sign that one is 'kosher', or righteous. The text is talking about someone who becomes vegetarian out of sympathy for animals, but does not display similar sensitivity for human beings.]

"How absurd it would be, if while his impurity was in him he would extend his hooves and turn to this distant righteousness, being generous with animals as though he had already completed his accounts with human beings, created in the image set by G-d."

(Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook, A Vision of Vegetarianism and Peace, Section 4)

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