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Reverend Al Preaches to the Horizontally challenged!

In Al Sharpton, Pirkei Avot, Talmudic diet on February 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Jeff Goldberg gets a diet tip from an avuncular Al Sharpton!

“What’s your diet secret?” I asked him. After all, stripping weight away is somewhat easy, compared to keeping it off. Sharpton put his arm around my shoulder and said, “I’ll tell you the secret. You ready for the secret?” He lowered his voice. “Never, ever eat anything after 6 p.m. Never.

Just as Reverend Al channeled Pirkei Avot with his favorite mantra “No Justice, No Peace!”
Rabban Shimon Ben Gamliel said: The world stands on three things, on justice, on truth
and on peace…(See Chapter 1:17)

He does so again when he channels Ben Zoma with his advice for a trim waistline:
“Who is considered mighty? One who can conquer his desires!” (Chapter 4:1)

Not only mighty, but THIN!

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