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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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A brachah (blessing) is like rain. Just as rain benefits only the plowed and sown field, but a field lying waste, unplowed and unsown, will benefit from neither soft rain, nor the early or later heavy rains -- so, too, a blessing will benefit only one who prepares himself to receive it...
  –Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
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