Monday, August 21, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 75 - Manna and more food?

The Gemara states that seasonings for making a sweet and aromatic cooked dish came down for the Jewish People together with the manna. It would seem odd that if the manna tasted like anything one could desire, that one should need seasonings to improve the food. Unless the seasonings were to improve the food that they bought from gentile mercahnts.

5 comments:

Avromi said...

Perhaps it was for the aroma

ben said...

good vort

David said...

The whole gentile merchant issue is shver. If they were able to aquire food from passers-by, 1) why did they need mann in the first place, and 2) how could they complain about the " lechem ha-kilokail", however we transalate that phrase, if they had regular food also?

Avromi said...

I saw someplace that there wasn't enough from the merchants.

ben said...

See Ramban end of Ki Savo who learns that what they bought from merchants was for the tzaddikim to eat as taanug. Seems like food from merchants was a bonus. He also writes there that their essential sustenance was from the manna.