Friday, December 09, 2005

Within The Food

Because an animal's soul is present in its blood, human beings are forbidden to consume the blood, for the base animalistic traits are contained in it and would thus defile the person who ate the blood. Man's soul aspires only upwards, towards G-d in Heaven, while the souls of all the other creatures are drawn only to the earthly, physical plane.

(Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov)