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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 132

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Negative Commandment 132 (Digest)
Rejected Sacrificial Meat ("Pigul")

"...shall not eat of them, because they are holy"—Exodus 29:33.

It is forbidden to eat the flesh of a sacrifice that was "damaged" through an invalid thought on the part of the priest who was offering it—i.e. if the priest had in mind that the sacrifice would be consumed after the time limit for eating the sacrifice has elapsed, or if he had in mind to offer the parts of the sacrifice designated to be burnt on the altar after the proper time to do so.

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
May the L-rd, G-d of spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community; who will go forth before them and come before them, who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of G-d will not be like sheep without a shepherd...
  –Numbers 27:16-17
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