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Negative Commandment 202, 203, 204

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Negative Commandment 202 (Digest)
A Nazirite Drinking Wine

"Nor shall he drink any liquor of grapes"Numbers 6:3.

A nazirite must not drink wine or any intoxicating beverage that contains grape ingredients. The Torah is exceedingly stringent in this regard, forbidding even the consumption of fermented wine (or wine-based) drink, i.e. vinegar.

Negative Commandment 203 (Digest)
A Nazirite Eating Grapes

"Nor shall he eat fresh grapes"—Numbers 6:3.

A nazirite may not eat grapes.

Negative Commandment 204 (Digest)
A Nazirite Eating Raisins

"Nor shall he eat dried grapes"Numbers 6:3.

A nazirite may not eat raisins (dried grapes).


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
Sefirah (the Hebrew word for "counting") also means to illuminate and to rarify. The 49-day process of sefirat ha-omer, the counting of the days from Passover to Shavuot, is also the process of refining the 49 traits of one's heart so that they shine with the soul's G-dly light
  –Rabbi DovBer, the Maggid of Mezeritch
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