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Negative Commandment 101 (Digest)
Slaughtering an Animal and its Offspring on the Same Day

"You shall not slaughter it and its child on the same day"Leviticus 22:28.

It is forbidden to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day—even if offered as a sacrifice to G‑d.


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
When one eats and drinks [on the festivals], one must also feed the stranger, the orphan, the widow, and the other unfortunate paupers. But one who locks the doors of his courtyard and feasts and drinks with his children and wife but does not feed the poor and the embittered -- this is not the joy of mitzvah but the joy of his stomach
  –Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, Laws of the Festivals 6:18
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