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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 202, 203, 204

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Negative Commandment 202 (Digest)
A Nazirite Drinking Wine

"Nor shall he drink any liquor of grapes"Numbers 6:3.

A nazirite must not drink wine or any intoxicating beverage that contains grape ingredients. The Torah is exceedingly stringent in this regard, forbidding even the consumption of fermented wine (or wine-based) drink, i.e. vinegar.

Negative Commandment 203 (Digest)
A Nazirite Eating Grapes

"Nor shall he eat fresh grapes"—Numbers 6:3.

A nazirite may not eat grapes.

Negative Commandment 204 (Digest)
A Nazirite Eating Raisins

"Nor shall he eat dried grapes"Numbers 6:3.

A nazirite may not eat raisins (dried grapes).


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
A Galilean scholar lectured before Rabbi Chisda: Blessed be the Merciful One who gave a three-fold Torah (consisting of Torah, Prophets and Scriptures) to a three-fold people (comprised of Kohanim, Levites and Israelites) through a third-born (Moses, the third child of Amram and Jocheved) on the third day in the third month...
  –Talmud, Shabbat 88a
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