Friday, August 22, 2008

Not by bread alone




This week's Torah reading (parashat hashavua) contains the famous statement in Deuteronomy 8:3b that reminds us of the true source of human sustenance:

". . . man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that comes from the mouth of the Lord."

כִּי לֹא עַל-הַלֶּחֶם לְבַדּוֹ יִחְיֶה הָאָדָם--כִּי עַל-כָּל-מוֹצָא פִי-יְהוָה, יִחְיֶה הָאָדָם

Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace, to you.
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17 comments:

Kay said...

Yummmmm...KC would love to have some of those.

Louise said...

I can almost smell it. Shabbat Shalom!

Leora said...

Wonderful connection to the parsha

Sherry Stewart said...

Isn'it true? But my that bread looks very tasty...

something about bread, special!

Louis la Vache said...

And Shabbat Shalom, to you, too, Dina!

That verse is one of "Louis's" favorites. "Louis" also loves to bake bread. It was for this reason he moved to Paris - to attend L'école boulangerie et pâtisserie de Paris. "Louis" also privately published a book on baking bread. Between the recipes, he had every quote from the Bible he could find about bread.

Rambling Woods said...

There is something very satisfying about kneeding bread. I have a bread machine as my arms aren't strong enough anymore, but I miss punching the dough. Great tension reliever.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i do wish i had the patience to make my own bread

ichandrae said...

Shabbat shalom, Dina.

Thankyou for another beautiful blessing from Jerusalem.

and may peace be with you.(the catholic blessing.We say that at mass and hold hands with the people around us. It is a nice blessing because if you are sitting next to a stranger the wall dissolves between you and the stranger.

yes we can't live on bread alone but it does look good.

thanks for a beautiful presentation.

Webradio said...

Bonjour !

Le pain est ce que nous mangeaons le plus pour vivre...

Joli blog...

Webradio said...

I said :

Good morning !

The bread is what we mangeaons most to live ...

Pretty blog ...

babooshka said...

Qiute right. We should heed those words more.

Louis la Vache said...

Dina, thank you for the additional comments Chez Louis. When "Louis" et Mme. la Vache were married, they included a prayer based on the Kiddush and their wedding folder quoted the Kiddush and its meaning.

kjpweb said...

Shabbat Shalom, Dina!
Makes me wanna have a loaf! :)
Come by - it's my Bloggoversary today!

Cheers, Klaus

Louis la Vache said...

Life's Essential Ingredient.

JC said...

Shabbat Shalom to you my friend.

Thank you so much for your gracious comments on my blog. Me in a pulpit now that would be a site. (My ex/late husband was a pastor.) Wonder I'm still in the church at all!!

Great post and great verse. Those bread pictures are YUMMIE looking.

i beati said...

yummo

Meead S. said...

Tasteful!