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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-28

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Maimonides' Rules for Healthful Living

The Jews and Human Nature's Ideal Element

Religious liberty has been that there are certain spirit- nesses, not so much of their
The following are some of walk about until the food be- mentioned; e.g., water-fowl, rightly described as the par- ual ideals without which life own truth, but of the supreme
the rules for physical health comes digested W h o e v e r small pigeons, dates, bread ent of political liberty; but itself is not worth living. The value of the ideal element in
excerpted from Maimonides' walks about, or exerts him- toasted in oil or kneaded in for the clashing of the sects, Jews have been the supreme human nature and develop-
Guide for the Perplexed, self, immediately after a meal oil, fine flour which has been the f or c es of absolutism example of devotion to this ment. — Joseph Jacobs, in
Ethical Will, •Mishna Com- brings on himself serious ill- so thoroughly sifted as to would have crushed out both ideal, and have been silent, "Jewish Contributions to
leave not even a particle of political and religious liberty, though effective, martyr wit- Civilization."
mentary and other writings: nesses.
Day and night being 24 bran, brine, and pickle. One as they did in France and
The well-being of the soul
should not overindulge in
Friday, Sept. 28, 1973-29
can only be obtained after hours, it is enough for a per- them; and the man who is Spain. And religious liberty THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
is of even more spiritual con
that of the body has been
of, viz., eight hours. These wise, curbs his desire and is sequence than political, since
hours should be toward the not carried away by his ap- it keeps alive the principle
Know that the perfection of end of the night, so that there petite, abstaining from them
the body precedes the per- are eight hours from the be- altogther unless he requires
`Eternal Like Hope'
fection of the soul, and is ginning of his sleep to sun- them as medicine.
The persecuted Jew felt a
like the key which opens the rise, and he consequently
A person should avoid un- sublime, noble pride in being
inner chamber. Therefore let gets up from his bed before
singled out to perpetuate and
the chief aim of your disci- the sun rises. It is not proper
pline be the perfecting of to sleep lying on one's face or swords to the body. Similarly suffer for a religion which
yon body and the correcting back, but on the side — at carobs are always harmful; reflects eternity, by which the
of it morals, to open be- the beginning of the night on likewise all sour fruits are nations of the earth were
fore you the gates of Heaven. the left, and at the end of the bad and should be eaten only gradually educated to a
in small quantities in sum-
—Ethical Will.
night on the right side. He mer and in hot climates. knowledge of God and Moral-
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Man's only design in eat- should not retire to sleep Figs, grapes, and almonds ity from which is to spring
for appt. call 557-3724
ing, drinking, cohabiting, immediately after a meal, are always b en e fi c i al,
sleeping, waking, moving but wait about three or four whether fresh or dried. One of the world. Such a people,
about, and resting, should be hours. He should also not may eat of them as much as which disdains its present but
has the eye steadily fixed on
the preservation of bodily sleep during the day.
one needs, but not to excess, its future, which lives as it
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health. The reason for the
Things which are laxative, even though they are more
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latter is that the soul and its e.g., grapes, figs, mulberries, beneficial than all other fruits were on hope, is on that very
account eternal, like hope. —
agencies may be in sound pears, melons and all kinds of trees.
for appt. call 626-9191
and perfect condition, so that of cucumbers and gurkins,
a man can readily acquire one may eat as appetizers,
Honey and wine are bad Classifieds Get Quick Results
wisdom, and gain moral and not partaking of them to- for the young, but good for
intellectual virtues, all to the gether with the food, but adults, especially in winter.
end that he may reach the waiting a little while and then One need eat in summer two-
highest goal of his endeavors. eating his meal. C o s t i v e thirds of what one eats in
—Commentary Mishna.
things, such as pomegranates, winter.
Eat that you may live and quinces, apples and Paradise-
There is another rule stated
condemn excess. Believe not pears, he may eat immedi- in connection with the healthy
that much eating and drink- ately after a meal, but should condition of the body:
ing makes the body grow, or not overindulge in them.
As long as a person works
enlarges the understanding,
If one wish to partake of
like a sack which is filled by poultry and meat at the same and takes plenty of exercise,
what is put into it. Just_the meal, one should eat the poul- does not eat to excess, and
reverse is true. By moderate try first. Similarly in the case keeps his bowels regulated,
eating, the stomach acquires of eggs and poultry, one no ailment will befall him
strength to receive food and, should eat the eggs first; and his strength keeps de-
through the natural heat, to lamb and beef, he should give veloping, even if he eat un-
digest it. Then a man grows precedence to the former. A wholesome food. But whoever
in physcial health, and his person should always partake sits idle and does no work,
mind is settled. But if he eat of the lighter food first and or retards the natural func-
tions, or is of a costive na-
more than is necessary, the then the heavier.
ture, even t h o u g h he eat
stomach cannot receive the
wholesome food and take care
footi-,and– the natural heat
About $26 a year in checking charges. That's what it saves
cannot digest he will should eat cooling things and of himself according to medi-
cal regulations, he will suffer
be forced to vomit. "It is a
the average family.
vile thing; it shall' not be he may use vinegar. During all his life, and his strength
All you have to do to get one is put $500 or more into one
will diminsh. Excessive eat-
accepted." ( L e v. 19 :1 ) .
of our high interest time deposit savings accounts. And seeing as
His body will become
emaciated, his understanding much spice, and take a little like deadly poison, and is the
how you'll get the highest interest rate the law allows on your
root of all diseases. Most ill-
enfeebled, and his purse
savings, depending on how long you leave your money with us,
empty. Take care, then, that
you do not eat except what in cold countries and hot, in arise either from bad food,
it's probably something you'd want
you can digest, because it is each place according to the or from immoderate indul-
gence in food, even of the
injurious to the body and local conditions.
to do anyway.
There are foods which are wholesome kind.
purse, and it is the cause of
most illnesses. —Ethical Will.
A man should never eat ex- person should never eat them;
cept when he is hungry, nor e.g., large, salted and stale Inexpropriable
drink except when he is fish, salted stale cheese, Jewish Legacies
thirsty; and he should not de- mushrooms and all fungi,
The Jew did not become
lay the performance of the stale salted meat, wine fresh
gipsy or beast. He
act of purgation . . . He
should not keep on eating food which has been stand- was saved from that fate by
until his stomach is filled, ing until its flavor has gone. the heritage he bore with
but leave about a fourth part Likewise any food which is him.
of his appetite unsatisfied. malodorous or excessively The traditional culture of the
He is not to drink water dur- bitter to the body like a Jew is then a matter of prime
ing a meal, but only a little deadly poison. There are, significance, both in t h e
water mixed with wine. When on the other hand, foods determination of his survival
the food begins to digest, he which are injurious, though and of the character he came
may drink as much as is not to the same extent as the to assume. For with the Jew
Member Northern States Bancorporation
proper; much water, how- former; therefore it is right in all his restless movement
ever, when the food is digest-
ing. He should not eat until in them sparingly and at rare tangible objects, but a large
he is completely assured that intervals. He should not ac- body of possessions invisible
he has no need of performing custom himself to the use of to the physical eye. Ideas and
h i s natural functions. He them as food, or frequently ideals, as well as things, had
should not eat until he has eat them with his food. In their share in the determina-
walked before the meal a this category are large fish, tion of the Jew. The perse-
sufficient distance for the cheese, milk which has stood cutor might torture Jews,
body to begin feeling warm, more than 24 hours might rob and despoil them
• or do some kind of work, or from the time of milking, of every object they called
take some other exercise. meat of big bulls and rams, their own, he could not take
The general rule is, he should beans, lentils, chick-peas, from them the rich tradition
exercise his body and tire it barley bread, unleavened which was theirs by right of
daily in the morning, until it bread, cabbage, leek, onions, inheritance. Through all shifts
begins to feel warm, rest a garlic, mustard, and radishes. of time and circumstance,
a little until he is refreshed, All these are harmful foods this alone was constant;
and then have his meal. To of which one should eat but through incessant confisca-
take a hot bath after exercise very little and only in win- tions, this remained inexpro-
is a good thing, but then he ter. In summer one ought not priable. —Milton Steinberg,
should wait a little before eat them at all. Beans and in "The Making of the Mod-
lentils by themselves should ern Jew."
One should always remain not be eaten in summer or
Whenever I hear anyone
seated while eating, or re- winter ; gourds, however,
arguing for slavery, I feel a
cline on one's left side. One may be eaten in summer.
There are some foods strong impulse to see it tried
should not walk, ride, under-
go exertion, or induce per- which are injurious, though on him personally. — Abra-
spiration. One s h o -u 1 d not not to the extent of the above- ham Lincoln.

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