Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Great Regulars: "Shmuel said to Rav Yehudah: Sharp one,

grab and eat, grab and drink, because this world from which we depart is like a wedding celebration." That is because, as the Schottenstein edition glosses it, "it begins and ends within a short period of time."

This advice, to eat and drink as much as you can while you're still alive, clearly gave later commentators--including the Schottenstein's editors--an uneasy feeling.

from Adam Kirsch: Tablet: You Only Live Once


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