Culture, Justice, Religion

In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 17

Today: More kashrut.
196. “Don’t cook a kid in its mother’s milk” (Exodus 34:26) = don’t cook meat with milk (cf. #195)
197. “Bread … don’t eat until that day, until you have brought the offering of your God.” (Leviticus 23:14) = don’t eat bread from the new grain harvest until you have brought the omer offering on the 2nd day of Pesach
198. “…or parched grain…” (Leviticus 23:14) = see #197
199. “…or fresh ears of grain…” (Leviticus 23:14) = see #197
200. “When you enter the land and plant any tree for food, you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden for you, not to be eaten.” (Leviticus 19:23)
201. “The crop from the seed you have sown, and the yield of the vineyard, may not be used.” (Deuteronomy 22:9) = if a vineyard is sown with another kind of seed
202. “They shall not profane the sacred donations of the Israelites that they set aside for God.” (Leviticus 22:15) = don’t eat tevel, produce from which the tithes have not yet been removed
203. “God will say: Where are their gods, the rock in whom they sought refuge, who ate the fat of their offerings and drank their libation wine?” (Deuteronomy 32:37-38) = don’t drink wine that has been used for a libation
204. “You may slaughter any of the cattle or sheep that God gives you, as I have instructed you, and you may eat to your heart’s content in your settlements.” (Deuteronomy 12:21) = slaughter animals properly before eating them
205. “No animal from the herd or from the flock shall be slaughtered on the same day with its young.” (Leviticus 22:28)
206. “If any Israelite or any stranger who resides among them hunts down an animal or a bird that may be eaten, s/he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.” (Leviticus 17:13)
207. “If, along the road, you chance upon a bird’s nest, in any tree or on the ground, with fledglings or eggs and the mother sitting over the fledglings or on the eggs, do not take the mother together with her young.” (Deuteronomy 22:6)
208. “Let the mother go, and take only the young, in order that you may fare well and have a long life.” (Deuteronomy 22:7) = continuation of #207
209. “You shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God.” (Leviticus 19:12)
210. “You shall not take the name of Adonai your God in vain.” (Exodus 20:6)

2 thoughts on “In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 17

  1. What’s the deal with #197-199? I.e., why don’t people worry about this anymore, unless they’re being super strict? (I love the notice at Cafe Roma that says “All our pizzas, calzones, bourekas, and knishes are yoshon.” Only in America.)
    #208 worked out really ****ing well.

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