Rambam Bekius

How Talmidei Chachamim Should and Shouldn't Eat (Hilchos Deios 5:1-2)

June 08, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss
Rambam Bekius
How Talmidei Chachamim Should and Shouldn't Eat (Hilchos Deios 5:1-2)
Show Notes

This afternoon (6/8/21 at YBT) in our Rambam Bekius chavurah we began the chapter about how chachamim (or talmidei chachamim) should conduct themselves in the particulars of their lives. Today's topic focused on how chachamim should and shouldn't eat. We contrasted this with some similar statements at the end of Hilchos Tumas Ochlin, and that comparison led to a key hypothesis about how this chapter fits into Hilchos Deios as a whole. We'll see how our theory plays out!
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות דעות ה:א-ב
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר טהרה, הלכות טומאת אוכלין טז:יב
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