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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 187, 186, 189, 190, 191, 192

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Negative Commandment 187 (Digest)
Consuming a Mixture of Meat and Milk

"You shall not boil a kid in its mother milk"Exodus 34:26.

It is forbidden to consume a mixture of meat and milk.

Negative Commandment 186 (Digest)
Cooking a Mixture of Meat and Milk

"You shall not boil a kid in its mother milk "Exodus 23:19.

It is forbidden to cook a mixture of meat and milk.

Negative Commandment 189 (Digest)
Bread from the New Harvest

"And you shall not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain..."Leviticus 23:14.

It is forbidden to partake of bread made of the new season's harvest before the 16th of Nissan has passed.

Negative Commandment 190 (Digest)
Roasted Grain of the New Harvest

"And you shall not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain..."Leviticus 23:14.

It is forbidden to partake of roasted grain of the new season's harvest before the 16th of Nissan has passed.

Negative Commandment 191 (Digest)
Fresh Kernels of the New Harvest

"And you shall not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain until this very day"Leviticus 23:14.

It is forbidden to partake of fresh grain kernels of the new season's harvest before the 16th of Nissan has passed.

Negative Commandment 192 (Digest)
Young Fruit

"For three years it shall be forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten"Leviticus 19:23.

It is forbidden to eat orlah, the fruit of a tree the first three years after it was planted. This prohibition also applies to fruit grown 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
Old age is a virtue and a blessing...It is true that a 20-year-old can dance the night away while his grandmother tires after a few minutes. But man was not created to dance for hours on end. Man was created to make life on earth purer, brighter and holier than it was before he came on the scene... In this regard, a person's value and productivity only increases with age... The instition of "retirement", which pushes millions of men and women to the sidelines of society each year, is a tragic waste of human life and resources.
  –The Lubavitcher Rebbe
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