The Significance of Eating in the Torah
“From the first man and woman, we learn about the significance of eating…
The Creator’s first conversation with Adam and Eve focuses on the do’s and don’t about food.
Essentially, this is a paradigm for instructions for being a Jew, namely, there are limits, ground rules, directions, guidelines, do’s and don’t’s.
…Eating symbolizes every other human appetite and desire. While eating is a natural desire, natural desires can run amok and become destructive, necessitating the need for placing restrictions and boundaries on them…”