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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 348, 349, 350, 351

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Negative Commandment 348 (Digest)
Bestiality (for a man)

"And with no animal shall you cohabit"Leviticus 18:23.

It is forbidden for a man to engage in sexual relations with an animal.

Negative Commandment 349 (Digest)
Bestiality (for a woman)

"And a woman shall not stand in front of an animal to cohabit with it"Leviticus 18:23.

It is forbidden for a woman to engage in sexual relations with an animal.

Negative Commandment 350 (Digest)
Male Homosexuality

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; this is an abomination"Leviticus 18:22.

It is forbidden for a man to engage in homosexual relations.

Negative Commandment 351 (Digest)
Father-Son Incest

"You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father"Leviticus 18:7.

It is forbidden for a man to engage in homosexual relations with his father. One who does so transgresses two prohibitions: the general prohibition against homosexuality as well as this specific prohibition.


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 it was when they crossed, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, while I am not yet taken away from you." And Elisha said, "Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me." And he said, "You have made a difficult request. If you see me taken from you, it will be so to you, and if not, it will not be." And it was that they were going, walking and talking, and behold a fiery chariot and fiery horses, and they separated them both. And Elijah ascended to heaven in a whirlwind. And Elisha saw, and he was crying, "My father! My father! The chariots of Israel and their riders!" And he saw him no longer. Now he took hold of his garments and rent them in two pieces...
  –II Kings 2:9-12
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