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Daily Mitzvah

Day 87: Negative Commandment 105, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334

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Negative Commandment 105 (Digest)
Frankincense on the Suspected Adulteress' Meal Offering

"Nor shall he put frankincense upon it"Numbers 5:15.

It is forbidden to add frankincense to the suspected adulteress' meal offering [as is done by almost all other meal offerings].

Negative Commandment 330 (Digest)
Incest with a Mother

"She is your mother, do not uncover her nakedness"Leviticus 18:7.

It is forbidden to have incestuous relations with one's mother.

Negative Commandment 331 (Digest)
Incest with a Step-Mother

"Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife"Leviticus 18:8.

It is forbidden to have incestuous relations with one's step-mother.

Negative Commandment 332 (Digest)
Incest with a Sister

"The nakedness of your sister, [whether] your father's daughter . . . you shall not uncover their nakedness"Leviticus 18:9.

It is forbidden to have incestuous relations with one's sister.

Negative Commandment 333 (Digest)
Incest with a Paternal Half-Sister

"The daughter of your father's wife born to your father, she is your sister: you shall not uncover her nakedness"—Leviticus 18:11.

It is forbidden to have incestuous relations with one's paternal half-sister.

[Incest with a maternal half-sister is also forbidden—it is included in Negative Commandment 332. But one who engages in incestuous relations with a paternal half-sister is also transgressing this prohibition.]

Negative Commandment 334 (Digest)
Incest with a Son's Daughter

"The nakedness of your son's daughter . . . you shall not uncover"Leviticus 18:10.

It is forbidden to have incestuous relations with one's son's daughter.

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
Do not intermarry with them: do not give your daughter in marriage to his son, nor shall you take his daughter to your son; for they will turn away your son from following Me... For you are a holy people to the L-rd your G-d, and L-rd your G-d has chosen you to be a special people to Himself...
  –Deuteronomy 7:3-6
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