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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 G‑d smelled the sweet savor; and G‑d said in His heart: I will not again curse the earth any more because of man, for the impulse of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done.
  –Genesis 8:21
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