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In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 29

Today: Mmmmm, sacrilicious
346. “You shall not bring the fee of a whore or the pay of a dog into the house of Adonai your God in fulfillment of any vow, for both are abhorrent to Adonai your God.” (Deuteronomy 23:19)
347. “No leaven or honey may be turned into smoke as an offering by fire to God.” (Leviticus 2:11)
348. “You shall season your every offering of meal with salt.” (Leviticus 2:13)
349. “You shall not omit from your meal offering the salt of your covenant with God.” (Leviticus 2:13)
350. The procedure for the olah / burnt offering (Leviticus 1:3-17)
351. “You may not eat … any of the votive offerings that you vow.” (Deuteronomy 12:17) = don’t eat the olah (it gets completely burned)
352. The procedure for the chatat / sin offering (Leviticus 6:18-23)
353. “No sin offering may be eaten from which any blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting for expiation in the sanctuary.” (Leviticus 6:23) = an ordinary chatat offering can be eaten by the priests, but some special ones are brought inside and may not be eaten
354. “He shall pinch its head at the nape without severing it.” (Leviticus 5:8) = if you’re bringing a bird as a chatat, don’t separate the head from the body
355. The procedure for the asham / guilt offering (Leviticus 7:1-6)
356. “These things shall be eaten only by those for whom expiation was made with them when they were ordained and consecrated.” (Exodus 29:33) = the priests should eat the meat of the offerings that are “kodshei kodashim” (holy of holies), viz. the chatat and the asham
357. “You may not eat in your settlements … your herds and your flocks.” (Deuteronomy 12:17) = don’t eat kodshei kodashim outside of the Temple courtyard
358. “An outsider may not eat them, for they are holy.” (Exodus 29:33) = a non-priest may not eat kodshei kodashim
359. The procedure for the zevach shelamim / sacrifice of well-being (Leviticus 7:11-18)
360. “You may not eat in your settlements … your freewill offerings.” (Deuteronomy 12:17) = don’t eat “kodashim kalim” (just plain holy) offerings, e.g. shelamim, before their blood is thrown on the altar

One thought on “In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 29

  1. wow for someone who identifies as observant, I really don’t relate to an awful lot of the 613 mitzvot (not that we observe most of them now, but anyway)

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