„The old man … received the Sabbath with sweet song and chanted the hallowing tunefully over raisin wine; while it was still day he hallowed and the sun came to gaze at his glass. … The table was well spread with all manner of fruit, beans, greenstuffs and good pies, plum water tasting like wine, but of flesh and of fish there was never a sign. … in truth it is in no way obligatory to eat flesh and fish … He and she, meaning the old man and the old woman, had never tasted flesh since growing to maturity.“
— Shmuel Yosef Agnon
The Bridal Canopy https://books.google.it/books?id=wg4WAAAAMAAJ, translated by I. M. Lask, New York: Literary Guild of America, 1937, p. 222.