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Daily Mitzvah

Day 119: 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
Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Do not give anyone special recognition when rendering judgment; hear the small as well as the great; fear no man; for the judgment is G-d's. And the thing that is too hard for you, bring it to me, and I will hear it
  –Moses' instruction to the magistrates, Deuteronomy 1:16-17
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