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Negative Commandment 111, 215

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Negative Commandment 111 (Digest)
Redeeming Sanctified Property ("Cherem")

"No cherem...shall be redeemed"Leviticus 27:28.

It is forbidden to redeem an object that is sanctified as cherem, exchanging it for its monetary value. Rather, the cherem itself must be given to the priest.

Negative Commandment 215 (Digest)
Planting a Mixture of Seeds

"You shall not sow your field with mingled seeds"Leviticus 19:19.

It is forbidden – in the Land of Israel – to plant together a mixture of different types of seeds.

Included in this precept is the universal prohibition against grafting together different species.


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
Fundamental to Judaism is the belief in One G-d, and the quest to seek unity in all things... What is truly remarkable is that this idea has also gained prominence in the sciences, particularly in recent years. Increasingly, scientific theory and research is focusing on the endeavor to express all physical phenomena in a single formula and, more importantly, to discover the singular unifying force which underlies all other forces, so that all other forces are shown to be aspects and outgrowths of this singular force...
  –The Lubavitcher Rebbe
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