(NY Daily News) Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.
The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.
Tages-Anzeiger says there have been similar cases of self-starvation in Germany, Britain and Australia.
The Jewish way is to turn EVERY act into spirituality. Eat and drink…the proper things at the proper time with a blessing and you’ve turned your eating and drinking into a spiritual act.
Your Jewish spiritual diet includes food and drink, and is still spiritual! We bring heaven down to earth. No need to die from fasting (G-d forbid) to achieve spirituality.