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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 187, 186, 189, 190, 191, 192

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Negative Commandment 187 (Digest)
Consuming a Mixture of Meat and Milk

"You shall not boil a kid in its mother milk"Exodus 34:26.

It is forbidden to consume a mixture of meat and milk.

Negative Commandment 186 (Digest)
Cooking a Mixture of Meat and Milk

"You shall not boil a kid in its mother milk "Exodus 23:19.

It is forbidden to cook a mixture of meat and milk.

Negative Commandment 189 (Digest)
Bread from the New Harvest

"And you shall not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain..."Leviticus 23:14.

It is forbidden to partake of bread made of the new season's harvest before the 16th of Nissan has passed.

Negative Commandment 190 (Digest)
Roasted Grain of the New Harvest

"And you shall not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain..."Leviticus 23:14.

It is forbidden to partake of roasted grain of the new season's harvest before the 16th of Nissan has passed.

Negative Commandment 191 (Digest)
Fresh Kernels of the New Harvest

"And you shall not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain until this very day"Leviticus 23:14.

It is forbidden to partake of fresh grain kernels of the new season's harvest before the 16th of Nissan has passed.

Negative Commandment 192 (Digest)
Young Fruit

"For three years it shall be forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten"Leviticus 19:23.

It is forbidden to eat orlah, the fruit of a tree the first three years after it was planted. This prohibition also applies to fruit grown in the Diaspora.


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
"I will make your descendents like the dust of the earth" (Genesis 13:17). As the dust of the earth is everywhere, so, too, will the people of Israel be scattered from one end of the world to the other. As dust is treaded upon by all, so, too, will Israel be treaded upon by all. As dust erodes all metals while it itself lasts forever, so is it with Israel: all nations disintegrate, while they persist.
  –Midrash Rabbah
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