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Negative Commandment 113

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Negative Commandment 113 (Digest)
Doing Work with Animal Designated for Sacrifice

"You shall not do any work with the firstborn of your ox"Deuteronomy 15:19.

It is forbidden to do work with an animal designated for sacrifice [e.g., to use the animal to plow or to transport a load].


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
Transgressions of man towards G-d -- Yom Kippur atones for them. Transgressions of man towards man, Yom Kippur does not atone for them until one seeks forgiveness from one's fellow
  –Talmud, Yoma 85b
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