Top 10 Quotes From Judaism on Health


Here are Samir Becic and Health Fitness Revolution’s favorite passages from Judaism on health and diet:

“Spiritual awareness is one of the key components of healthy lifestyle that impacts the whole body and rejuvenates the spirit. Physical fitness and healthy nutrition allows that spirit to flourish to new dimensions and many people experience a closer relationship to God.” – Samir Becic

“When keeping the body in health and vigor, one walks in the way of God.” Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Deot 4:1

“According to the effort is the reward.”  (Avot 5:22-23)

“Better is one slow to anger than a strong man, and one who rules over his spirit than a conqueror of a city.” (Proverbs 16:32)

“Those who have the capacity to eliminate a wrong and do not do so bear the responsibility for its consequences.” (Shabbat 54b)

“Take heed to thyself and take care of your lives.” (Deuteronomy 4:9) 

”Be extremely protective of your lives.” (Deuteronomy 4:15)

“Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from distress.” (Mishlei 21:23)

“A person should aim to maintain physical health and vigor, in order that their soul may be upright, in a condition to know God. For it is impossible for one to understand sciences and meditate upon them when he is hungry or sick, or when any of his limbs is aching.” Maimonides Law 3

“Respect your own body as the receptacle, messenger, and instrument of the spirit of the spirit.” S.R. Hirsch, 19 Letters #11

“Man owes it to keep his body clean as a worthy dwelling for the soul.”  Lipkin, on Yom Kippur

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