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

Negative Commandment 348, 349, 350, 351

Video & Audio Classes
Show content in:

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
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your earth, and the fruit of your beasts; the offspring increase of your cattle, and the young of your sheep. Blessed shall be your basket and your store. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out
  –Deuteronomy 28:3-6
This page in other languages