We continue with the study of ‘Ten things to do to elevate our meals spiritually’. It started with DZ 2511
The sixth thing to do during the meal is to speak words of Torah.
Rabbi Shimon would say: Three who eat at one table and do not speak words of Torah, it is as if they have eaten of idolatrous sacrifices;
The secret of this instruction is that the table in the Holy Temple represent Malchut. It was placed in the north that is the aspect of Left and judgments. The Light from the Right must join to sweeten the judgments. We use word of Torah to draw the light of mercy because the Torah the revelation of YHVH, Zeir Anpin. The Torah was given from the Right.
Because the table we eat on is on the Left, it’s hard to draw sustenance.
Even when eating alone, we should pause during the meal for a short Torah, Zohar study.
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We should remember that food is just a tool for us to draw light into our body and soul.
The seventh thing to do is to give opportunity for poor people to join the meal. Sharing food is like sharing energy of life and one who do that, the Holy One Blessed be He, gives him more life force.