How to Eat Spinach…The Jewish Way

October 28, 2008

TreeHugger notes that 50% of all food produced in the world ends up going to waste! With that said, I must thank the Almighty for my parents who always took any opportunity to refer to the axiom of baal taschit, (not wasting) and instilled in me a sense of recycling old materials and so on and so forth.

In fact, for all those parents out there, the above mentioned expression was also a great way to ensure I ate all the vegetables on my plate, in that my parents would say, “I know you may not want to finish your spinach, but you’ll make Hashem happy if you eat them because then you will not be performing baal taschit.” Wanting to look good in the eyes of God, I readily complied with their suggestion and polished off my plate of spinach.

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