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Daily Mitzvah

Day 90: Negative Commandment 348, 349, 350, 351

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Negative Commandment 348 (Digest)
Bestiality (for a man)

"And with no animal shall you cohabit"Leviticus 18:23.

It is forbidden for a man to engage in sexual relations with an animal.

Negative Commandment 349 (Digest)
Bestiality (for a woman)

"And a woman shall not stand in front of an animal to cohabit with it"Leviticus 18:23.

It is forbidden for a woman to engage in sexual relations with an animal.

Negative Commandment 350 (Digest)
Male Homosexuality

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; this is an abomination"Leviticus 18:22.

It is forbidden for a man to engage in homosexual relations.

Negative Commandment 351 (Digest)
Father-Son Incest

"You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father"Leviticus 18:7.

It is forbidden for a man to engage in homosexual relations with his father. One who does so transgresses two prohibitions: the general prohibition against homosexuality as well as this specific prohibition.

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 Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi wished to bless R. Yekusiel Liepler with wealth, the latter said he did not want to be distracted from studying Chassidus and from his service of G-d. When the Rebbe wished to bless him with longevity, his answer was: "But not 'peasant years' in which one has eyes but does not see, has ears but does not hear -- not years of those who do not perceive G-dliness nor do they hear G-dliness..."
  –Hayom Yom, Cheshvan 6
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