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Day 101: Negative Commandment 101

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Negative Commandment 101 (Digest)
Slaughtering an Animal and its Offspring on the Same Day

"You shall not slaughter it and its child on the same day"Leviticus 22:28.

It is forbidden to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day—even if offered as a sacrifice to G‑d.

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
“And I will lead on slowly . . . until I come to my lord to Seir” (Genesis 33:14). Said Rabbi Abbahu: We have searched the entire Scriptures and did not find that Jacob ever went to Esau to the mountain of Seir. Is it possible that Jacob, the truthful, should deceive him? But when would he come to him? In the Messianic Era, when “the saviors shall ascend Mount Zion to judge the mountain of Esau.”
  –Midrash Rabbah
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