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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
For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under the heaven: A time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot that which is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break and a time to build. A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time of wailing and a time of dancing. A time to cast stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to seek and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away. A time to rend and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace...
  –Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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