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Kisuy HaDam (covering the blood of a slaughtered animal)

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The Mitzvah to Cover the Blood with Earth
Upon ritual slaughtering of fowl or undomesticated animals, we are commanded to cover the spilled blood with earth. Gain a deeper understanding of this mitzvah of Kisuy HaDam (covering the blood) on five levels.
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 102 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Shabbat, Lesson 13
Now the Talmud discusses whether it’s permitted to benefit from the light of the Chanukah menorah. This leads us to analyze the notion of respect for mitzvahs, derived from the mitzvah of covering the blood after shechitah (kosher slaughter).
The somber "kaparot" rite reminds us of the fragility of life
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