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Day 103: Negative Commandment 306

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Negative Commandment 306 (Digest)
Taking a Mother Bird together with Her Young

"Do not take the mother [bird] together with the children"Deuteronomy 22:6.

When we encounter a bird's nest, it is forbidden to take the mother together with the chicks.

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.
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Groaning by itself won't do a bit of good. A groan is only a key to open the heart and eyes, so as not to sit there with folded arms, but to plan orderly work and activity, each person wherever he can be effective, to campaign for bolstering Torah, spreading Torah and the observance of mitzvot. One person might do this through his writing, another with his oratory, another with his money...
  –Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (quoted in Hayom Yom, Tevet 23)
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