Sunday, December 04, 2005

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): Monday, December 5, 2005


Kislev 4, 5766 * December 5, 2005

D A I L Y M I T Z V A H (M A I M O N I D E S )

Today's Mitzvot (Day 94 of 339):

Negative Mitzvot 353; Positive Mitzvah 149

Negative Mitzvah 353: It is prohibited to act immodestly with any
person that we are forbidden to marry

-Leviticus 18:6 "No person shall approach a close relative and act

A person must not act immodestly in any way.

In the previous Negative Mitzvot, the Torah listed certain cases
where one person may not have a relationship with another.

In this Negative Mitzvah, the Torah further warns us that a
person should not act even slightly immodestly with any of
the people with whom marriage is forbidden, even if one does not
intend to take that woman as a wife or that man as a husband.


Introduction to Mitzvot 149 -153:

Signs for Kosher Animals

Can you think of the many different signs you use to set aside one
type of thing from another? There are plenty! Let's try to list some

In the kitchen, your mother may have meat cabinets and towels marked
in red, while the dairy is marked in blue.

Your older sister may have round stickers for her cassettes that play
only music and square ones for songs with words. In your own school-
bag, your notebook has different colored dividers to separate one
subject from another.

In the Torah, we also find the use of signs to specify different

HaShem gave certain animals special signs to enable us to tell that
they are kosher and can therefore be eaten.

There are specific kosher signs for animals and beasts, birds, fish
and flying insects. If those signs are found, the animal may be then
prepared in the special kosher manner and eaten.


Positive Mitzvah 149: Checking for Signs in Animals and Beasts

-Leviticus 11:2 "These are the beasts which you shall eat~'

The Torah commands us to search for the kosher signs on the animal.
These signs are:
1) chewing the cud; and,
2) having split hooves (see Negative Mitzvah 172).


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