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Negative Commandment 216

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Negative Commandment 216 (Digest)
Planting Vegetables or Grain in a Vineyard

"You shall not sow your vineyard with different seeds"Deuteronomy 22:9.

It is forbidden to plant vegetables or grain in a vineyard.

This biblical prohibition pertains only to the Land of Israel. The Sages, however, extended it to also include fields in the Diaspora.


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 you come into the land which G-d is giving you... You shall take of the first of the fruit of the earth... and put into a basket. And you shall go to the place which G-d will choose to have His Name dwell there...
  –Deuteronomy 26:1-2
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