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Section: Shabbos   Category: Likras Shabbos
Bnei Yisaschar - On Shabbos We Eat Meat And Free The Neshamos

Adam HaRishon was only allowed to eat vegetation.  It was forbidden for him or anyone to slaughter livestock until after the Mabul, when Hashem permitted Noach to eat meat.  Why?

The Bnei Yisaschar answers with a question on the Gemara in Bava Basra (146a).  The pasuk says in Mishlei (15:15) "Kol Yimei Ani Ra'im", all the days of the poor person are bad.  The gemara asks, but isn't there Shabbos and Yom Tov when generous portions are distributed to the poor?  The Bnei Yisaschar doesn't understand the gemara's question.  Are there never any poor people that go hungry even on Shabbos?  He answers that the "Ani" in the gemara means poor in intelligence.

The reason why we eat meat, says the Arizal, is because the neshamos of people who need a Tikun are Migalgel in animals.  By slaughtering and eating the animal's meat L'Kavod Shabbos or Yom Tov, they receive their tikun.  Thetikun only comes if we eat the meat L'Shem Shamayim, for the sake of the mitzva and not out of sheer indulgence.  That is why the gemara in Pesachim (49b) says that it is Assur for an Am Ha'Aretz to eat meat, since he will not bring about a Tikun.

Until Noach the world was too young and the animals did not have gilgulim within them.  Other than to cause a tikun, a human has no right to kill an animal and eat it (see also Tomer Devora Perek 3).  After the Mabul the need to eat meat became relevant and therefore Hashem permitted it.

An Ani B'Da'as cannot eat meat says the gemara in Bava Basra and all his days are bad.  However asks the gemara, even an Ani who does not understand the whole concept of eating meat, if he does so on Shabbos for the simple reason of Oneg Shabbos, he will rectify the neshamos even without realizing it.

In the zechus of the Heiligeh Bnei Yisaschar we should all be zocheh to move heaven and earth with all our actions, whether we penetrate the depths of the matter or just follow Hashem's command on a very simple level.  This Shabbos and every Shabbos until Bi'as Goel Tzedek BinHera B'Yameinu we should experience true Oneg Shabbos with every last bite.

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