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Negative Commandment 306

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Negative Commandment 306 (Digest)
Taking a Mother Bird together with Her Young

"Do not take the mother [bird] together with the children"Deuteronomy 22:6.

When we encounter a bird's nest, it is forbidden to take the mother together with the chicks.


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
When the people of Israel said, "All that G-d has spoken, we will do, and we will hear" (Exodus 24:7) -- giving precedence to "we will do" over "we will hear" -- a heavenly voice issued forth and exclaimed: "Who revealed to My children this secret, which is known only to the angels?"
  –Talmud, Shabbat 88a
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