Parashat Mishpatim - A Kid in its Mother's Milk
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כד שבט התשעח09.02.2018
The ultimate contrast to gratefulness is to cook a little goat in its mother's milk. This milk is the very essence of the mother’s gift of life to her offspring. The Creator, the ultimate source of good, created it for the nourishment of His creatures, and it is the “beginning point” for the little goat's life. To take this wellspring of life and to boil in it the very animal to which it was supposed to give life; to take the good and use it for bad; to turn life into death – and all this merely to satisfy man’s lust – is the height of evil and depravity. We must distance ourselves from this disgusting, ugly act, and anything like it, as much as possible.