Thursday, March 22, 2012


Jars of honey
The Israelites in the Wilderness ate something called manna. It is described as a miraculous food. What did it taste like?

The ratio of 1:60 represents the threshold of an experience. The Talmud applies this concept to various experiences that people wonder about.

Therefore, if you want to "taste" manna to get an idea of what the experience of manna was like, taste some date honey. Experientially, honey is 1/60 the sweetness of manna, just the threshold of tasting it.

Talmud Brachot 57b

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