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Positive Commandment 148

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Positive Commandment 148 (Digest)
Sending Away the Mother Bird

"You shall surely send away the mother, and the children you may take for yourself"—Deuteronomy 22:7.

We are commanded to send away the mother bird before taking its young.


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 you shall count for yourselves from the morrow of the Shabbat, from the day on which you bring the Omer offering, seven complete weeks they shall be; until the morrow of the seventh week, you shall count fifty days . . . and you shall proclaim that very day a holy festival.
  –Leviticus 23:15
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