3/31/2007

Lechem Oni

Last year, I posted that I saw a ‘peirush’ that explained that ‘Lechem Oni’ got its name from the fact that since it’s very hard to digest, it keeps people from being hungry despite only having a little bit of food. I saw it again today: it’s the Orchos Chaim in the name of R’ Avraham Ibn Ezra, who quoted from someone who had seen this bread served to inmates in an Indian prison.

The truth of this definition still resonates.

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