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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 205, 206, 208, 207

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Negative Commandment 205 (Digest)
A Nazirite Eating Grape Seeds

"...from the seed to its skin he shall not eat "Numbers 6:4.

A nazirite may not eat grape seeds.

Negative Commandment 206 (Digest)
A Nazirite Eating Grape Peels

"...its skin he shall not eat "Numbers 6:4.

A nazirite may not eat grape peels.

Negative Commandment 208 (Digest)
A Nazirite under the Same Roof as a Corpse

"He shall not come near to a dead body"Numbers 6:6.

A nazirite may not make himself ritually impure by entering the same roofed area as a corpse.

Negative Commandment 207 (Digest)
A Nazirite's Ritual Purity

"For his father, his mother . . . he shall not make himself impure"Numbers 6:7.

A nazirite may not allow himself to become ritually impure—the sort of impurity contracted through contact with a corpse.


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.
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Our sages have said, "Sleep is one sixtieth of death" (Talmud, Berachot 57b). If sleep is a form of death, then death is a form of sleep -- but a temporary withdrawal of vitality for the sake of reawakening to a higher quality of life
  –The Lubavitcher Rebbe
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