Babylonian Talmud, Brachot 40a
תלמוד בבלי ברכות מ.
דאמר רב יהודה אמר רב אסור לאדם שיאכל קודם שיתן מאכל לבהמתו שנאמר +דברים י"א+ ונתתי עשב בשדך לבהמתך והדר ואכלת ושבעת
Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav: It is forbidden to eat before feeding one's animal, as it says, "I will give grass in thy fields for thy cattle, and then, thou shalt eat and be satisfied" (Deuteronomy 11). [translation by Soncino, edited for accessibility and gender neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Is this statement different from an assertion that "One must make sure that one's animals are properly fed at all times?" How so?

2. Does Rav's ruling highlight the similarities between human and animal eating, the differences between them, or both?

Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)