Oct 29, 2015

Indulging in Food

The owner of an upscale kosher supermarket in Brooklyn is quoted as explaining the explosion of kosher food as follows, "There are very few places we Yidden can indulge, and food is one of them."

He goes on to say, "Food is like music.  It builds memories.  Food can take us from where we are to where we want to be.  That's how powerful food is."

Now that latter thought is true and intriguing, but what does indulging have to do with it?

The dictionary says that to indulge is to yield to an inclination or desire.  Is that what Halacha and Sifrei Mussar tell us is allowed or something to eradicate?

1 comment:

  1. On Shabbos and YomTov we are supposed to eat both fish and meat at the meal so that we are indulging and enjoying the feast in honor of Shabbos or Yomtov. Same is for simchas but we don't need to indulge at any other time.