Do Not Eat the Bread of an Evil-Eyed Man

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21) “Do not eat the bread of an evil-eyed man,” since it is not good to eat and enjoy the bread or the pleasure from that evil-eyed man. And if Israel had not tasted the bread of the Egyptians when they went down to Egypt, they would not have been left in the exile in Egypt and they would not be able to harm them.

22) Yet, Israel were sentenced to be in exile, so it had to occur even if they did not eat their bread. This is true, since the exile in Egypt was not sentenced explicitly, for it does not say, “Your seed shall be a stranger in the land of Egypt,” but “In a land that is not theirs.” Hence, it could have been another land.

23) One who has a soul, who eats more than other people, or one who follows one’s stomach, whose conduct is to fill his belly with delights, if that evil-eyed met him, he would slaughter himself and not eat from his bread, since there is no evil bread in the world but the bread of an evil-eyed man. What does it say? “Because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.” This means that they could not see when the Hebrews were eating. Thus, an evil-eyed bread.

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