Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man, pg. 63
We say 'Blessed be Thou, O Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.' Empirically speaking, would it not be more correct to give credit to the farmer, the merchant and the baker? [Rather] we bless God who makes possible both nature and civilization.
Why does it seem more "empirically" correct to "give credit to the farmer, the merchant, and the baker"? What is Heschel's answer for why we thank God instead? How can we become more aware of all the people involved in the creation of our food? If we were more aware of this, how would our choices around food change?
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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)