ב"ה

Daily Mitzvah

Day 173: Positive Commandment 91

Show content in:

Positive Commandment 91 (Digest)
Burning Leftover Sacrificial Meat

"But that which remains of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire"Leviticus 7:17.

We are commanded to burn sacrificial meat that remains after the deadline for its consumption has passed.

Included in this mitzvah is also the commandment to burn sacrificial meat that is Pigul.

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
How were the Ten Commandments given? Five on one tablet and five on a second tablet. This means that "Do not murder" corresponds to "I am G-d your G-d." What is this analogous to? To a king of flesh and blood who entered a country and put up portraits of himself, and made statues of himself, and minted coins with his image. After a while, the people of the country overturned his portraits, broke his statues and invalidated his coins, thereby reducing the image of the king. So, too, one who sheds blood reduces the image of the King, as it is written (Genesis 9:6): "One who spills a man's blood... for in the image of G-d He made man."
  –Midrash Mechilta
This page in other languages