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Negative Commandment 101 (Digest)
Slaughtering an Animal and its Offspring on the Same Day

"You shall not slaughter it and its child on the same day"Leviticus 22:28.

It is forbidden to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day—even if offered as a sacrifice to G‑d.


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
Everything that is for the sake of G-d should be of the best and most beautiful. When one builds a house of prayer, it should be more beautiful than one's own dwelling. When one feeds the hungry, one should feed them of the best and sweetest of one's table. When one clothes the naked, one should clothe them with the finest of one's clothes. Whenever one designates something for a holy purpose, one should sanctify the finest of one's possessions; as it is written (Leviticus 3:16), "All the fat is to G-d."
  –Maimonides
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