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Daily Mitzvah

Day 158: Positive Commandment 60; Negative Commandment 100, 98; Positive Commandment 62; Negative Commandment 99

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Positive Commandment 60 (Digest)
Minimum Age for Animal Sacrifices

"It shall remain under its mother for seven days, and from the eighth day onwards, it shall be accepted as a sacrifice"Leviticus 22:27.

When bringing an animal sacrifice, we are commanded to bring animals that are in the eighth day of their lives and onwards.

Negative Commandment 100 (Digest)
Sacrificing an Animal that has been Obtained through a Disrespectful Exchange

"You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the price of a dog"Deuteronomy 23:19.

It is forbidden to bring as a sacrifice an animal that was given to a harlot as payment for services or an animal acquired in exchange for a dog.

Negative Commandment 98 (Digest)
Offering Honey or Leaven on the Altar

"For you shall not cause to [go up in] smoke any leavening or any honey, [as] a fire offering to G‑d"Leviticus 2:11.

It is forbidden to offer on the altar any honey or leavened item.

Positive Commandment 62 (Digest)
Offering Salt with Every Sacrifice

"With all your offerings you shall offer salt"—Leviticus 2:13.

We are commanded to offer a salt accompaniment together with every sacrifice.

Negative Commandment 99 (Digest)
Offering a Saltless Sacrifice

"Neither shall you omit salt, the covenant of your G‑d"Leviticus 2:13.

It is forbidden to offer any sacrifice – whether animal or of meal – without an accompaniment of salt.

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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