Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.

Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 148

Video & Audio Classes
Show content in:

Positive Commandment 148 (Digest)
Sending Away the Mother Bird

"You shall surely send away the mother, and the children you may take for yourself"—Deuteronomy 22:7.

We are commanded to send away the mother bird before taking its young.


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
"And these are the laws which you shall set before them..." (Exodus 21:1). The phrase "and these" implies that they are a continuation of what is written before. This is to teach us that just as the laws written above (the Ten Commandment) are from Sinai, so, too, are these (the logical laws of Mishpatim) from Sinai.
  –Rashi's commentary
This page in other languages