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ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
(d) It is only a little wine that satisfies, a lot of wine has the
opposite effect - of developing one's appetite. That explains why Rava
used to drink wine throughout Erev Pesach [the eve of pesach], in order to
develop an appetite for Achilas Matzah .[the eating of unleavened
(e) Rava explains the Pasuk in Tehilim to mean that, 'whereas wine,
besides satisfying, also makes man happy, bread only satisfies - but does
not make man happy'
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Only recently was this paradoxical phenomenon scientifically
confirmed.[only a little wine that satisfies etc.] [source quoted by rabbi
PAULA J.GEISELMAN;DONALD NOVIN,
"SUGAR INFUSION CAN ENHANCE FEEDING",SCIENCE 218,NO 4571[OCT. 29,1982]:490