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@YisroelKatz posted on Sun Jan 17, 220 days ago

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THE RABBIS TAUGHT IN A BARAISA (13) THIRTEEN THINGS WERE SAID ABOUT EATING MORNING BREAD, IT SAVES A PERSON FROM HEAT, AND FROM COLD, FROM WINDS, AND FROM DEMONS, IT MAKES WISE THE FOOLISH, IT MAKES ONE SUCCESSFUL IN LITIGATION, IT HELPS ONE TO STUDY TORAH AND TO TEACH IT, ONE'S WORDS ARE HEARD, HIS LEARNING REMAINS WITH HIM, HIS FLESH DOES NOT PRODUCE EXCESSIVE SWEAT, HE JOINS WITH HIS WIFE AND THEREBY DOES NOT DESIRE ANOTHER WOMAN, AND [THE BREAD] KILLS WORMS IN THE INTESTINES, AND SOME SAY THAT [MORNING BREAD] ALSO HELPS TO EXPEL JEALOUSY AND BRING IN FRIENDLINESS
ת"ר י"ג דברים נאמרו בפת שחרית מצלת מן החמה ומן הצנה ומן הזיקין ומן המזיקין ומחכימת פתי וזוכה בדין ללמוד תורה וללמד ודבריו נשמעין ותלמודו מתקיים בידו ואין בשרו מעלה הבל ונזקק לאשתו ואינו מתאוה לאשה אחרת והורגת כינה שבבני מעים וי"א אף מוציא את הקנאה ומכניס את האהבה
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I.E. IT FORTIFIES A PERSON AGAINST THE HEAT OR COLD.
THE WIND IS HARMFUL, AS SHMUEL STATED ABOVE (RASHI רש"י) EATING BREAD IN THE MORNING FORTIFIES A PERSON'S BODY AGAINST THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE WIND.
DEMONS HARM A PERSON MORE EASILY WHEN HE IS WEAK
SINCE HE IS NOT AFFLICTED WITH HUNGER HIS MIND WILL BE SETTLED (RASHI רש"י BAVA BASRA 12)
SINCE HIS MIND IS SETTLED HE CAN PRESENT HIS ARGUMENTS TO THE COURT IN THEIR BEST LIGHT (RASHI רש"י) OF COURSE IF BOTH LITIGANTS ATE BREAD IN THE MORNING BOTH WILL PRESENT THEIR ARGUMENTS WELL (CHIDUSHEI YAAVETZ)
THAT IS, WITH A SETTLED MIND (RASHI רש"י)
PEOPLE WILL ACCEPT HIS STATEMENTS BECAUSE HE WILL HAVE THE ENERGY TO EXPLAIN THEM PROPERLY (RASHI רש"י)
LITERALLY - HIS LEARNING IS PRESERVED IN HIS HAND, I.E. HE WILL NOT FORGET THE TORAH HE HAS LEARNED.
I.E. HE DOES NOT SWEAT UNNECESSARILY AND PRODUCE (B.O.) BODY ODOR (RASHI רש"י)
IF HE IS A PERSON WHO IS EASILY AFFECTED BY THE SIGHT OF OTHER WOMEN, HE WILL ENGAGE IN CONJUGAL (MARITAL) RELATIONS WITH HIS WIFE IN THE MORNING BEFORE GOING OUT AND THEREBY QUIET HIS DESIRE DURING THE DAY. EATING A LITTLE IN THE MORNING IMPROVES A PERSON'S MOOD AND PUTS HIM IN A PROPER FRAME OF MIND TO APPROACH HIS WIFE (RASHI רש"י)
LITERALLY - LOUSE. OUR TRANSLATION FOLLOWS RASHI רש"י
WHEN ONE IS NOT IN GOOD SPIRITS, HE BECOMES EASILY ANGERED (RASHI רש"י) BY EATING BREAD IN THE MORNING A PERSON'S SPIRITS ARE IMPROVED LESSENING THE CHANCE OF HIS BECOMING ANGRY AT OTHER PEOPLE (HANGRY) AND JEALOUS OF THEM.
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דף יומי
BAVA METZIA 107
DAF YOMI

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