Re: Abel's sheep

maayan@inter.net.il
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 15:01:39 +0300 (IDT)

Dovid Teitelbaum wrote:
>I don't know where people get the idea that one was not allowed to eat meat
>until after the Mabul (flood), the only requirement that one finds in the
>Torah is not to KILL animals.

ANSWER: People get this idea from Rashi's explicit statement in Breishit
9:3, explaining the words: "to you they will be food". Rashi explains
(bringing proof from Gemara(Talmud) Sanhedrin 109) that Hashem said to
Noach: I did not allow Adam to eat meat, just vegetables, but you may eat
meat just as I permitted vegetables to Adam.

Maayan, Israel