Things You Should Know About The Zohar

Zohar Unity = Man/woman = Three natures of god + “Israel, the Torah and the Holy One Blessed Be He are One.” = Absolute Unity

Zohar = Influenced Mystic Christian dogmas, such as the fall and redemption of man, and the dogma of the Trinity, which expressed in the Zohar says = ‘The Ancient of Days has three heads. He reveals himself in three archetypes, all three forming but one. He is thus symbolized by the number Three.’ = ‘Wisdom’ + The Holy Ancient One + The Unknowable One. = Jewish Encyclopedia claims, “This and other similar doctrines found in the Zohar are now known to be much older than Christianity…” = One of the most common phrases in the Zohar is “the secret of his Unity” = The Oneness of God as completely indivisible, even in spiritual terms. = Elijah said: “Master of the worlds! You are One, but not in number. You are He Who is Highest of the High, Most Hidden of the Hidden; no thought can grasp You at all…And there is no image or likeness of You, inside or out…”

Zohar = By evolving through the Four Worlds of Creation – One feels less Divinity and feels apparent independence more and at the highest “Realm of Unity” is the “Realm of Separation” = Still having no self-awareness but see absolute Divine Unity (of the three and man/woman) is revealed and Creation is nullified in its source. = His absolute Oneness and God’s infinite light in absolute Oneness. = Perception is considered subconsciously innate to the souls of Israel.

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Zohar = 613 commandments arranged according to the order of positive commandments and negative commandments, and even print it as a book on its own. RABBIS LAWS FOR HOW JEWS BEHAVE AND MISBEHAVE (INCLUDING MURDER OF NON-JEWS AND RAPE AND RULES TO DO PEDOPHILIA AND MAKING SACRIFICES). — Click to see the 613 Commandments

Zohar = Central theme is the dynamics of uniting the male and female god traits or aspects as one. = A huge proportion of its discourse. = So this is the Mysticism most important in the Zohar. = Resolving the sexual excitement toward the opposite sex (Heteroerotic) = Kabbalistic understanding of the divine nature of the sexes = Oneness of God is perceived as the pairing of male and female = Combining the capacity to overflow with the potential to receive. Some say this is the restoration of the female to the male (since Eve was constructed from Adam) by carnal cleaving together and becoming one flesh. = Much closer in spirit to some ancient Babylonian religion = Traditional Kabbalah is the female becoming male.

Zohar = Understanding Unity of three is the Tree of Life. = And they that are wise will shine like the radiance of the sky” = Zohar means RADIANCE = Woe to the [people of the] world who hide the heart and cover the eyes, not gazing into the secrets of the Torah! — Zohar Vol 1, p. 28a

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Zohar = Rabbinic literature of “radiance” = Rabbis written comments on the Jewish Torah = Describes spiritual steps people experience to evolve to the highest level of spiritual wholeness. The Zohar is a guide to attain the origin of an individual’s soul.

Zohar = Collection of stories and legends, but to evolved Kabbalists, The Zohar is a practical guide a higher states of perception and even sexual sensation and unity.

Zohar = Contains Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi), who climbed all 125 steps of the spiritual ladder of degrees to expression of spiritual “radiance”.

Zohar = According to Kabbalists it was written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi), who lived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE. But other Rabbis claim Zohar was written in the 11th century by Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe de Leon. 900 to 1200 year discrepancy as some say first century.

Zohar = Kabbalistic purpose is a 125 step guide for people to attain the origin of their souls. = Was supposedly hidden from humanity for 900 to 1200 years (2nd to 11th centuries).

Zohar = First appeared in Spain in the 13th century = Published by a Jewish writer named Moses de León who described the work of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (“Rashbi”), a rabbi of the 2nd century during the Roman persecution. Rabbi supposedly hid in a cave for thirteen years studying the Torah and was inspired by the Prophet Elijah to write the Zohar. = The Zohar or Kabbalah is supposedly part of the Oral Torah.

Zohar = Exposed in 16th century by Rabbi Isaac Luria (Ari) (1534-1572). The works of the Ari and The Zohar appeared only in the 20th century – the century that saw the fiercest outburst of human desires in history.

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) in 20th century = Explained the wisdom of Kabbalah and wrote commentaries on The Zohar and works of Ari and its universal message.

Zohar = Requires spirituality, Baal HaSulam wrote,to perceive the higher reality and knowledge.

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Zohar = Rabbinic Mystical literature known as Kabbalah = A group of five books of Moses (Torah) of scriptural interpretations & mysticism & mystical psychology.

Zohar = Defines the nature of God, the origin and structure of the universe, the nature of souls, redemption, the relationship of Ego to Darkness and “true self” to “The Light of God”, and the relationship between the “universal energy” and man. = Rabbinic literature known as Midrash.

Zohar = Mostly written in obscure style of Aramaic, the day-to-day language of Israel in the Second Temple period (539 BCE – 70 CE). = Like biblical books of Daniel, Ezra, and the Talmud.

Zohar = Traditional majority view in Judaism is the teachings of Kabbalah were revealed by God to Biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses orally and never written down until many centuries later.

Zohar = Supposedly the oral Zohar was passed down and was finally written down somewhere between 2nd and 11th centuries. Covered up by saying it was hidden for 900 years because people were too stupid to understand it.

Zohar = Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, modern academic analyst of the Zohar and in revised by the 20th century religious historian Gershom Scholem, theorizing that Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe de Leon was the actual author.

Zohar = Viewed by many as falsely-attributed works, texts whose claimed author is not the true author (pseudepigraphy) and not forming part of the accepted canon of Scripture (apocrypha), but oddly at the same time accepting that its contents may have meaning for modern Judaism.

Zohar = Oddly, this BS of the Kabbalists filtered into Jewish prayer-book edited by non-Orthodox Jews using excerpts from the Zohar and other Kabbalistic works. = Even if the editors do not literally believe that they are oral traditions from the time of Moses.

Zohar = People of religions besides Judaism, or even those without religious affiliation, have delved in the Zohar out of curiosity, to see if meaningful answers about their lives, and the purpose of creation and existence and their relationships with nature exist. Very few report useful results. Jews argue that the purpose of the Zohar is to help only Jewish people who have been Exiled repeatedly throughout history.

Zohar = Appears in bible in the vision of Ezekiel Chapter 8 Verse 2 and is usually translated as meaning radiance or light. It appears again in Daniel Chapter 12 Verse 3, “The wise ones will shine like the radiance of the firmament”. Books written also by Rabbis.

Zohar = Talks about the Five Worlds with the 10 attributes (chain of higher metaphysical realms) of successively smaller concentric circles. = “Ten sephirot of nothingness, ten and not nine, ten and not eleven”. but altogether 11 sephirot are listed across the different schemes = Two (Keter and Daat) are seen as unconscious and conscious manifestations of the same principle so drops to 10. = Supposedly these reveal (infinite) light or understanding.

Zohar = Was discovered by one person and refers to historical events of the post-Talmudic period while purporting to be from an earlier time. = Total loss of credibility. = In 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, a story of a noted Kabbalist Isaac of Acco, who supposed conversed with the ancient widow of Moses de Leon and she proclaimed that her husband gave authorship of Zohar to Shimon bar Yochai, because some man offered her (Moses’ widow) a large sum of money for the original from which her husband had made the copy, but her husband Moses de Leon was the real author of the work. Supposedly Moses de Leon said the doctrines put into the mouth of the miracle-working Shimon bar Yochai would be a rich source of profit. = Of course, others say this is pure BS and was not written by de Leon, but after censoring this BS for almost three centuries and it was restored in the 1857 edition of Zohar.

Zohar = After Spanish publication in 1857 it spread among Jews with remarkable swiftness and in fifty years it was quoted by many Kabbalists even in Italy.

Zohar = Authority grew among the Spanish Jews and they attacked Maimonides (the great eagle) writings on Jewish law and ethics who became the revered head of the Jewish community in Egypt. Vociferous critics particularly in Spain attacking his copious work comprises a cornerstone of Jewish scholarship in fourteen-volume Mishneh Torah codified into Talmudic law. These Spanish Jews attacked Maimonides, and even representatives of non-mystical Jewish thought began to assert its sacredness and invoke its authority in the decision of some ritual questions.

Zohar = THE GLORIFICATION OF MAN OVER GOD = Declared Man to be the lord of the creation, whose immortality is solely dependent upon his morality = In keeping with the spirit of Talmudic Judaism.

Zohar = Jews of Spain DEGRADED Maimonides and his followers, who regarded man as a fragment of the universe whose immortality is dependent upon the degree of development of his active intellect.

Zohar = Elijah Delmedigo (c.1458 – c.1493) = Called Zohar a FRAUD because Zohar was never mentioned by the Talmud + Had bar Yochai known by divine revelation the hidden meaning of the precepts, his decisions on Jewish law from the Talmudic period would have been adopted by the Talmud, and would not contain the names of rabbis who lived at a later period than that of bar Yochai.

Zohar = Believers say bar Yohai did not commit his teachings to writing but transmitted them orally to his disciples over generations until finally the doctrines were embodied in the Zohar. Oddly, Ignoring that bar Yochai made references to historical events of the post-Talmudic period.

Zohar = The authenticity of the Zohar was partially accepted by some Jewish authorities except where the Zohar contradicts the Babylonian Talmud.

Zohar = A work devoted to the criticism of the Zohar was written by Jacob Emden (d.1776) = Waged war against the remaining adherents of the FALSE MESSIAH Sabbatai Zevi movement that based his doctrines on Zohar was a forgery that the Zohar misquotes passages of Scripture & misunderstands the Talmud & other major FLAWS!

Zohar = Ashkenazi community of Eastern Europe oddly believed in the authenticity of the Zohar.

Zohar = And the Kabbalah in Yemen (17th century) was fought by the Dor Deah movement until the 19th century = Said Kabbalah Mystical BS hurt the core beliefs of Judaism = Caused Pervasive in Yemenite Jewish life. But they continued to mix with other Jews.

Zohar = Title page of the first printed edition of the Zohar, Mantua, 1558. Some fully accept the claims that the Kabbalah’s teachings are in essence a revelation from God to the Biblical patriarch Abraham, Moses and other ancient figures, but were never printed and made publicly available until the time of the Zohar’s medieval publication. = Haredi Judaism, especially Chasidic groups believe in the authenticity of the Zohar. = Oddly Hidden for 900 to 1200 years after the time of destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. = Supposedly the Zohar manuscripts by Moses De Leon were uncovered in a cave in Israel in 1270.

Zohar = 1700 pages = It is impossible to accept that R’ Moshe De Leon managed to forge a work of the scope of the Zohar (1700 pages) within a period of six years. + A comparison between the Zohar and De Leon’s other works show major stylistic differences. + Too many “borrowings” from medieval commentaries are found + Zohar’s lack of knowledge of the land of Israel confusing Turkey with Israel.

Zohar Theory = Was not written by Shimon bar Yochai, but is a holy work because it consisted of his principles.

Zohar = Belief among Orthodox Jewish movements. = Mysticism of Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement with broad acceptance of the Zohar.

Zohar Theory = A Product of multiple generations of scholarship but defends the overall authenticity of the text and argues against many of the textual criticisms.

Zohar = Rejected by Modern Orthodox Judaism but accept the earlier rabbinic position that the Zohar was a work written in the Middle Medieval Period by Moses de Leon it can still be held to be authentic, but not as authoritative as Talmud.

Zohar = In the Encyclopaedia Judaica has an extensive discussion of the sources cited in the Zohar = Based on a wide variety of pre-existing Jewish sources + Invented a number of fictitious works that the Zohar supposedly quotes. Most of the conclusions are still accepted as accurate. n Academic studies of the Zohar show that many of its ideas are based in the Babylonian Talmud and earlier Jewish mystical works + less use of the Jerusalem Talmud and Bible + Uses Nahmanides and Maimonides writings + A circle of Spanish Kabbalists in Castile who used the dualism of good and evil within the Godhead as a kind of “gnostic” inclination within Kabbalah.

Zohar = Intentionally depict God in obscure terms using wordplay on rabbinic and biblical passages and its ideas are often inconsistent and conflicting and ill-defined.

Zohar = “Book of the Hidden” = Veiled and cryptic character with divine characteristics.

Zohar = Five chapters = Foundation of Kabbalah that are included in a Great Palace and fill the entire earth,’ meaning, these five paragraphs include all the wisdom of Kabbalah…= Brevity with wonderful and glorious wisdom.” = Secret of Divinity + Filled up with Godly light journey to the eternal world after their deaths carried away by angels + “Perhaps, God forbid, a decree has been passed upon us to be punished, for through us has been revealed that which has not been revealed since the time Moshe stood on Mount Sinai!” + A heavenly voice emerged and said, “Fortunate are…friends who remain alive with you! For it has been revealed to you that which has not been revealed to all the upper hosts.” + “The Smaller Assembly” are privileged to hear teachings. + “Faithful Shepherd”, teaches and reveals to Holy Friends secrets of and revelations on 613 commandments of the Torah are explained and clarified = Possible to learn very much about the ways of the Religious Laws of the Rabbis.

Zohar = An aid and support for Jews in exile from so many nations over millennia. = COPING WITH REJECTION BY 99+% OF HUMANITY INCLUDING INCREDIBLE PARANOIA AND HELPED TO RELIEVE GUILT!

Zohar = Secret of externality & Secret of internality. Its analyses are short on the work of Creation + The nature the soul + The days of “A man who will be chosen by G-d to put an end to all evil in the world” + The nature of God + The emanation of worlds + The “forces” of evil

Zohar = Believes those who seek to fulfill desires to satisfy them with all sorts of pleasures = A Gentile. But those who seek to improve in order to be like the Creator = A Jew. Whatever happens is due to that initial egoistic desire we are born with. Man’s natural need to satisfy himself must be directed to delight the giver (Jewish g-d or perhaps Lucifer) = Attain adhesion with the Creator and thus equalize with the power of the Creator to give. = Resemble the attributes of the Creator. Jews believe this law develops a creature to more intensely feel the force and resemble the Creator and so man (Jew) suffers more than all creations and the people of Israel (Khazar Jews) suffer the most.

Zohar = Within Israel, the ones in power in the innermost circle are pulled the most toward the innermost point in creation, from the closest desires to the attributes of bestowal, of giving. Those farther from the inner circle has less light (power & knowledge) = Called the End of Correction = Farther from the center the weaker the light and correction with the creator. = The light of correction shines from the center of creation. If the corrections are performed willingly, it is a sign that a person is on the ‘Path of Torah” and the will of the creator. Otherwise, if it is performed coercively the pains do not diminish, but increase and intensify to make man hate the source of the pain = His own evil inclination. GOAL is to fill a Jews with painful need for the creator, absence egoism.

Zohar = Deals with the secrets of prayer + Deals in describing the palaces of AFTERLIFE (Gan Eden) and Hell (Gehinom) + Palaces of holiness (heikhalot) + The essence of a man via the features of his face and hands + Movement (transmigration) of souls into another body + Punishments of the body in the grave. + Other matters of the soul and the secret of Divinity,

Zohar Chadash = Later additions to Zohar includes seventy commentaries called “Tikunim” and an additional eleven Tikkunim. = Focuses on the beginning and the way of Sod to reveal the hidden and mystical aspects of the Torah. + The idea of the Four Worlds. In the Jewish view the teaching of the Sod in the book of the Zohar was not invented in the Tannaic period, but rather it is a tradition from ancient times and they built and founded their Kabbalah on these roots of the Torah given by God to Moshe on Sinai.

Zohar = Moral perfection of man influences the ideal world theory of ten creative forces that intervene between the infinite, unknowable God and our created world. = The Tree of Life itself is dependent upon man: Jew alone can bring about the integration of the divine in the Jew (effusion). = Concept somewhat akin to the concept of UNSELFISH SERVE TO DISADVANTAGED AND THIS ENLIVENS THE UNIVERSE. By the practice of virtue and by moral perfection, man may increase the outpouring of heavenly grace. = Even physical life is subservient to virtue.

Zohar = Says there can be NO generosity or goodness in heaven, until man (Jew) has prayed for it.

Zohar = Assumes four kinds of Biblical text interpretations = From literal to mystical (highest part of integration with the creator) = Four fold meanings:

#1 The simple, literal meaning of the text
#2 Hinted or symbolic meaning
#3 Rabbinic sermon or illustration/Image
#4 Secret/mysterious/hidden meaning = Sod

Zohar = Mystical Judaism (not Rational Judaism) = Mystical belief that the Godhead is complex, rather than simple, and that divinity is dynamic and incorporates gender, having both male and female dimensions that must be joined together or united to maintain the harmony of the universe. = Metaphysical point of view of TWO GODS or two aspects to God being united (“theoeroticism”).

Zohar = Was lauded by many rabbis because it opposed religious formality and stimulated one’s imagination and emotions, and for many people helped reinvigorate the experience of prayer (and probably sex) = Made prayer less a religious exercise and more FUN by transcending to union with God (combining sexes). BUT The Zohar was censured by many rabbis because of superstitious beliefs and mystical dreaming and an over-excited (sexual) imagination with spirits, demons, and all kinds of good and bad influences.

Zohar = Appealed to many as it replaced the boring 613 commandments with mystic sex and demons and whatever a Jew could dream up in the imagination = Produced a strong tendency to substitute mystic Judaism in the place of traditional rabbinic Judaism. Every ceremony performed was considered to have an influence upon the superior world. = A god on earth feeling for Zohar Jews. In 16th and 17th centuries mysticism of the Zohar and its erotic terminology was used to illustrate the relations between man and God. = Sensuous pleasures + Intoxication = To reach the highest degree of divine love and ecstasy with God (both sexes united).

Zohar = 17th century = Proposed that only Jewish men 40+ years old could study Kabbalah, and read the Zohar.

Zohar = Founded in the 3rd century CE by Plotinus, The Neoplatonist clearly matches the Zohar with the concept of creation + Divine Wisdom + “One beyond being” + Primordial unity + Self-completion + Ascending back toward God through spiritual contemplation.

Zohar & Kabbalistic theology = Reach the level of perceiving the truth of the paradox, that all is One, spiritual and physical Creation being nullified into absolute Divine Monotheism. = Mystery from within the Divine Unity allows man to perceive and relate to God = The Divine Presence of The Unknowable One = He allows natural happenings to be seen as natural instead of God’s act. = It is only through a blurry lens; as opposed to miracles, in which we clearly see and recognize God’s presence in the world. = The Holy Ancient One is imperceivable.

Zohar = Allows the souls of the Nations (GOYIM) to be elevated through adherence to the 7 Laws of Noah, that bring them to absolute Divine Unity and away from any false plural perspectives (Christianity or Muslim religions).

Zohar Kabbalah = Especially in Hasidism = In the view of Kabbalah no Jew would worship the supernal community souls of the Jewish people, or the Rabbinic leader of the generation, nor the totality of Creation’s unity in God itself, as Judaism innately perceives the absolute Monotheism of God. = One prays “to Him, not to His attributes”.

Zohar = Unlike Christianity coming of the Messiah is the arrival of the true immanence of God. = In Zohar the Messiah is believed to be the bringer of Divine Light = “The Light shineth in the Darkness and the Darkness has never put it out…for no man has seen God…” = Jesus violates the JEWS DEMAND FOR UNITY OF THE THREE as Jesus was only the flesh part of GOD. = Jews believe in God’s undivided unity. So Christians represent the weakness of the human mind.
Zohar = Has been relatively obscure and unread in the Jewish world in recent times, particularly outside of Israel. Many still follow the 40+ age rule for reading the Zohar, especially since the FAKE Messiah Shabbetai Tzvi debacle followed by the Frankists debacle.

Zohar = Effect in motivating mitzvah performance = “…by learning the Zohar, desire is generated for all types of study of the holy Torah; and the holy wording of the Zohar greatly arouses [a person]…” = Regarding any mitzvah, the cry that it shouts out, “Woe to him! Woe to his soul!” regarding one who turns away from the service of Jewish God


613 Commandments listed.

List of the 613 Jewish Commandments compiled in Mishneh Torah

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G-d Commandments CCA = Affirmative Commandments CCN = Negative Commandments

#1 To know that G-d exists (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6) (CCA1).
#2 Not to entertain the idea that there is any god but the Eternal (Ex. 20:3) (CCN8).
#3 Not to blaspheme (Ex. 22:27; in Christian texts, Ex. 22:28), the penalty for which is death (Lev. 24:16)
#4 To hallow G-d’s name (Lev. 22:32) (CCA5).
#5 Not to profane G-d’s name (Lev . 22:32) (CCN155).
#6 To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity (Deut. 6:4) (CCA2).
#7 To love G-d (Deut. 6:5) (CCA3).
#8 To fear Him reverently (Deut. 6:13; 10:20) (CCA4).
#9 Not to put the word of G-d to the test (Deut. 6:16) (negative).
#10 To imitate His good and upright ways (Deut. 28:9) (CCA6).


#11 To honor the old and the wise (Lev. 19:32) (CCA17).
#12 To learn Torah and to teach it (Deut. 6:7) (CCA14).
#13 To cleave to those who know Him (Deut. 10:20) (Talmud: Cleaving to Rabbis = cleaving to Him) (CCA16).
#14 Not to add to the commandments of the Torah, whether in the Written Law or in its interpretation received by tradition (Deut. 13:1) (CCN159).
#15 Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah (Deut. 13:1) (CCN160). See Torah.
#16 That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut. 31:19) (CCA15). See Torah.

Signs and Symbols

#17 To circumcise the male offspring (Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3) (CCA47)
#18 To put tzitzit on the corners of clothing (Num. 15:38) (CCA10).
#19 To bind tefillin on the head (Deut. 6:8) (CCA9).
#20 To bind tefillin on the arm (Deut. 6:8) (CCA8).
#21 To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house (Deut. 6:9) (CCA12).

Love and Brotherhood = Jews for Jews

#22 To love all human beings who are of the covenant (Lev. 19:18) (CCA60). = NOT NON-JEWS
#23 Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16) (CCN82).
#24 Not to wrong any one in speech (Lev. 25:17) (CCN48).
#25 Not to carry tales (Lev. 19:16) (CCN77).
#26 Not to cherish hatred in one’s heart (Lev. 19:17) (CCN78).
#27 Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18) (CCN80).
#28 Not to bear a grudge (Lev. 19:18) (CCN81).
#29 Not to put any Jew to shame (Lev. 19:17) (CCN79).
#30 Not to curse any other Israelite (Lev. 19:14) (by implication: if you may not curse those who cannot hear, you certainly may not curse those who can) (CCN45).
#31 Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road (Lev. 19:14) (this includes doing anything that will cause another to sin) (CCN76).
#32 To rebuke the sinner (Lev. 19:17) (CCA72).
#33 To relieve a neighbor of his burden and help to unload his beast (Ex. 23:5) (CCA70).
#34 To assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor’s beast (Deut. 22:4) (CCA71).
#35 Not to leave a beast, that has fallen down beneath its burden, unaided (Deut. 22:4) (CCN183).

Prayer and Blessings

#36 To pray to G-d (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13) (according to the Talmud, the word “serve” in these verses refers to prayer) (CCA7).
#37 To read the Shema in the morning and at night (Deut. 6:7) (CCA11).
#38 To recite grace after meals (Deut. 8:10) (CCA13).
#39 Not to lay down a stone for worship (Lev. 26:1) (CCN161).

The Poor and Unfortunate

#40 Not to afflict an orphan or a widow (Ex. 22:21) (CCN51).
#41 Not to reap the entire field (Lev. 19:9; Lev. 23:22) (negative) (CCI6).
#42 To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor (Lev. 19:9) (affirmative) (CCI1).
#43 Not to gather gleanings (the ears that have fallen to the ground while reaping) (Lev. 19:9) (negative) (CCI7).
#44 To leave the gleanings for the poor (Lev. 19:9) (affirmative) (CCI2).
#45 Not to gather ol’loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard (Lev. 19:10) (negative) (CCI8).
#46 To leave ol’loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 24:21) (affirmative) (CCI3).
#47 Not to gather the peret (grapes) that have fallen to the ground (Lev. 19:10) (negative) (CCI9).
#48 To leave peret (the single grapes) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10) (affirmative) (CCI4).
#49 Not to return to take a forgotten sheaf (Deut. 24:19) This applies to all fruit trees (Deut. 24:20) (negative) (CC10).
#50 To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor (Deut. 24:19-20) (affirmative) (CCI5).
#51 Not to refrain from maintaining a poor man and giving him what he needs (Deut. 15:7) (CCN62).
#52 To give charity according to one’s means (Deut. 15:11) (CCA38).

Treatment of Gentiles

#53 To love the stranger (Deut. 10:19) (CCA61).
#54 Not to wrong the stranger in speech (Ex. 22:20) (CCN49).
#55 Not to wrong the stranger in buying or selling (Ex. 22:20) (CCN50).
#56 Not to intermarry with gentiles (Deut. 7:3) (CCN19).
#57 To exact the debt of an alien (Deut. 15:3) (affirmative).
#58 To lend to an alien at interest (Deut. 23:21) (affirmative).

Marriage, Divorce and Family

#59 To honor father and mother (Ex. 20:12) (CCA41).
#60 Not to smite a father or a mother (Ex. 21:15) (CCN44).
#61 Not to curse a father or mother (Ex. 21:17) (CCN46).
#62 To reverently fear father and mother (Lev. 19:3) (CCA42).
#63 To be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28) (CCA43).
#64 That a eunuch (castrated man) shall not marry a daughter of Israel (Deut. 23:2) (CCN136).
#65 That a mamzer (born of adultery) shall not marry the daughter of a Jew (Deut. 23:3) (CCN137).
#66 That an Ammonite or Moabite (born of incest) shall never marry the daughter of an Israelite (Deut. 23:4) (negative).
#67 Not to exclude a descendant of Esau from the community of Israel for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9) (negative).
#68 Not to exclude an Egyptian from the community of Israel for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9) (negative).
#69 That there shall be no harlot (in Israel); that is, that there shall be no intercourse with a woman, without previous marriage with a deed of marriage and formal declaration of marriage (Deut. 23:18) (CCN133).

See Marriage.

#70 To take a wife by kiddushin, the sacrament of marriage (Deut. 24:1) (CCA44).
#71 That the newly married husband shall (be free) for one year to rejoice with his wife (Deut. 24:5) (affirmative).
#72 That a bridegroom shall be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties (Deut. 24:5) (negative).
#73 Not to withhold food, clothing or conjugal rights from a wife (Ex. 21:10) (CCN42).
#74 That the woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah (Num. 5:30) (affirmative).
#75 That one who defames his wife’s honor (by falsely accusing her of unchastity before marriage) must live with her all his lifetime (Deut. 22:19) (affirmative).
#76 That a man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published an evil report (about her unchastity before marriage) (Deut. 22:19) (negative).
#77 To divorce by a formal written document (Deut. 24:1) (affirmative). See The Process of Obtaining a Divorce.
#78 That one who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man (Deut. 24:4) (CCN134).
#79 That a widow whose husband died childless must not be married to anyone but her deceased husband’s brother (Deut. 25:5) (CCN135) (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below).
#80 To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless (Deut. 25:5) (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below ) (CCA45).
#81 That the widow formally release the brother-in-law (if he refuses to marry her) (Deut. 25:7-9) (CCA46).

Forbidden Sexual Relations

#82 Not to indulge in familiarities with relatives, such as kissing, embracing, winking, skipping, which may lead to incest (Lev. 18:6) (CCN110).
#83 Not to commit incest with one’s mother (Lev. 18:7) (CCN112).
#84 Not to commit sodomy with one’s father (Lev. 18:7) (CCN111).
#85 Not to commit incest with one’s father’s wife (Lev. 18:8) (CCN113).
#86 Not to commit incest with one’s sister (Lev. 18:9) (CCN127).
#87 Not to commit incest with one’s father’s wife’s daughter (Lev. 18:11) (CCN128).
#88 Not to commit incest with one’s son’s daughter (Lev. 18:10) (CCN119) (Note: CC treats this and the next as one commandment; however, Rambam treats them as two).
#89 Not to commit incest with one’s daughter’s daughter (Lev. 18:10) (CCN119) (Note: CC treats this and the previous as one commandment; however, Rambam treats them as two).
#90 Not to commit incest with one’s daughter (this is not explicitly in the Torah but is inferred from other explicit commands that would include it) (CCN120).
#91 Not to commit incest with one’s fathers sister (Lev. 18:12) (CCN129).
#92 Not to commit incest with one’s mother’s sister (Lev. 18:13) (CCN130).
#93 Not to commit incest with one’s father’s brothers wife (Lev. 18:14) (CCN125).
#94 Not to commit sodomy with one’s father’s brother (Lev. 18:14) (CCN114).
#95 Not to commit incest with one’s son’s wife (Lev. 18:15) (CCN115).
#96 Not to commit incest with one’s brother’s wife (Lev. 18:16) (CCN126).
#97 Not to commit incest with one’s wife’s daughter (Lev. 18:17) (CCN121).
#98 Not to commit incest with the daughter of one’s wife’s son (Lev. 18:17) (CCN122).
#99 Not to commit incest with the daughter of one’s wife’s daughter (Lev. 18:17) (CCN123).
#100 Not to commit incest with one’s wife’s sister (Lev. 18:18) (CCN131).
#101 Not to have intercourse with a woman, in her menstrual period (Lev. 18:19) (CCN132).
#102 Not to have intercourse with another man’s wife (Lev. 18:20) (CCN124).
#103 Not to commit sodomy with a male (Lev. 18:22) (CCN116).
#104 Not to have intercourse with a beast (Lev. 18:23) (CCN117).
#105 That a woman shall not have intercourse with a beast (Lev. 18:23) (CCN118).
#106 Not to castrate the male of any species; neither a man, nor a domestic or wild beast, nor a fowl (Lev. 22:24) (CCN143).

Times and Seasons

#107 That the new month shall be solemnly proclaimed as holy, and the months and years shall be calculated by the Supreme Court only (Ex. 12:2) (affirmative) (the authority to declare months is inferred from the use of the word “unto you”).
#108 Not to travel on Shabbat outside the limits of one’s place of residence (Ex. 16:29) (CCN7). See Shabbat.
#109 To sanctify Shabbat (Ex. 20:8) (CCA19). See Shabbat.
#110 Not to do work on Shabbat (Ex. 20:10) (CCN6).
#111 To rest on Shabbat (Ex. 23:12; 34:21) (CCA20).
#112 To celebrate the festivals [Passover, Shavu’ot and Sukkot] (Ex. 23:14) (affirmative).
#113 To rejoice on the festivals (Deut. 16:14) (CCA21).
#114 To appear in the Sanctuary on the festivals (Deut. 16:16) (affirmative).
#115 To remove chametz on the Eve of Passover (Ex. 12:15) (CCA22).
#116 To rest on the first day of Passover (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:7) (CCA25).
#117 Not to do work on the first day of Passover (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:6-7) (CCN147).
#118 To rest on the seventh day of Passover (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:8) (CCA27).
#119 Not to do work on the seventh day of Passover (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:8) (CCN148).
#120 To eat matzah on the first night of Passover (Ex. 12:18) (CCA23).
#121 That no chametz be in the Israelite’s possession during Passover (Ex. 12:19) (CCN3).
#122 Not to eat any food containing chametz on Passover (Ex. 12:20) (CCN5).
#123 Not to eat chametz on Passover (Ex. 13:3) (CCN4).
#124 That chametz shall not be seen in an Israelite’s home during Passover (Ex. 13:7) (CCN2).
#125 To discuss the departure from Egypt on the first night of Passover (Ex. 13:8) (CCA24).
#126 Not to eat chametz after mid-day on the fourteenth of Nissan (Deut. 16:3) (CCN104). S
#127 To count forty-nine days from the time of the cutting of the Omer (first sheaves of the barley harvest) (Lev. 23:15) (CCA26).
#128 To rest on Shavu’ot (Lev. 23:21) (CCA28).
#129 Not to do work on the Shavu’ot (Lev. 23:21) (CCN149).
#130 To rest on Rosh Hashanah (Lev. 23:24) (CCA29).
#131 Not to do work on Rosh Hashanah (Lev. 23:25) (CCN150).
#132 To hear the sound of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (Num. 29:1) (CCA30).
#133 To fast on Yom Kippur (Lev. 23:27) (CCA32).
#134 Not to eat or drink on Yom Kippur (Lev. 23:29) (CCN152).
#135 Not to do work on Yom Kippur (Lev. 23:31) (CCN151).
#136 To rest on the Yom Kippur (Lev. 23:32) (CCA31).
#137 To rest on the first day of Sukkot (Lev. 23:35) (CCA34).
#138 Not to do work on the first day of Sukkot (Lev. 23:35) (CCN153).
#139 To rest on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret) (Lev. 23:36) (CCA37).
#140 Not to do work on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret) (Lev. 23:36) (CCN154).
#141 To take during Sukkot a palm branch and the other three plants (Lev. 23:40) (CCA36).
#142 To dwell in booths seven days during Sukkot (Lev. 23:42) (CCA35).

Dietary Laws

#143 To examine the marks in cattle (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean) (Lev. 11:2) (affirmative).
#144 Not to eat the flesh of unclean beasts (Lev. 11:4) (CCN93).
#145 To examine the marks in fishes (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean (Lev. 11:9) (affirmative).
#146 Not to eat unclean fish (Lev. 11:11) (CCN95).
#147 To examine the marks in fowl, so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean (Deut. 14:11) (affirmative).
#148 Not to eat unclean fowl (Lev. 11:13) (CCN94).
#149 To examine the marks in locusts, so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean (Lev. 11:21) (affirmative).
#150 Not to eat a worm found in fruit (Lev. 11:41) (CCN98).
#151 Not to eat of things that creep upon the earth (Lev. 11:41-42) (CCN97).
#152 Not to eat any vermin of the earth (Lev. 11:44) (CCN100).
#153 Not to eat things that swarm in the water (Lev. 11:43 and 46) (CCN99).
#154 Not to eat of winged insects (Deut. 14:19) (CCN96).
#155 Not to eat the flesh of a beast that is terefah (lit torn) (Ex. 22:30) (CCN87).
#156 Not to eat the flesh of a beast that died of itself (Deut. 14:21) (CCN86).
#157 To slay cattle, deer and fowl according to the laws of shechitah if their flesh is to be eaten (Deut. 12:21) (“as I have commanded” in this verse refers to the technique) (CCA48).
#158 Not to eat a limb removed from a living beast (Deut. 12:23) (CCN90).
#159 Not to slaughter an animal and its young on the same day (Lev. 22:28) (CCN108).
#160 Not to take the mother-bird with the young (Deut. 22:6) (CCN189).
#161 To set the mother-bird free when taking the nest (Deut. 22:6-7) (CCA74).
#162 Not to eat the flesh of an ox that was condemned to be stoned (Ex. 21:28) (negative).
#163 Not to boil meat with milk (Ex. 23:19) (CCN91).
#164 Not to eat flesh with milk (Ex. 34:26) (according to the Talmud, this passage is a distinct prohibition from the one in Ex. 23:19) (CCN92).
#165 Not to eat the of the thigh-vein which shrank (Gen. 32:33) (CCN1).
#166 Not to eat chelev (tallow-fat) (Lev. 7:23) (CCN88).
#167 Not to eat blood (Lev. 7:26) (CCN89).
#168 To cover the blood of undomesticated animals (deer, etc.) and of fowl that have been killed (Lev. 17:13) (CCA49).
#169 Not to eat or drink like a glutton or a drunkard (not to rebel against father or mother) (Lev. 19:26; Deut. 21:20) (CCN106).

Business Practices Jew to Jew

#170 Not to do wrong in buying or selling (Lev. 25:14) (CCN47).
#171 Not to make a loan to an Israelite on interest (Lev. 25:37) (CCN54).
#172 Not to borrow on interest (Deut. 23:20) (because this would cause the lender to sin) (CCN55).
#173 Not to take part in any usurious transaction between borrower and lender, neither as a surety, nor as a witness, nor as a writer of the bond for them (Ex. 22:24) (CCN53).
#174 To lend to a poor person (Ex. 22:24) (even though the passage says “if you lend” it is understood as obligatory) (CCA62).
#175 Not to demand from a poor man repayment of his debt, when the creditor knows that he cannot pay, nor press him (Ex. 22:24) (CCN52).
#176 Not to take in pledge utensils used in preparing food (Deut. 24:6) (CCN58).
#177 Not to exact a pledge from a debtor by force (Deut. 24:10) (CCN59).
#178 Not to keep the pledge from its owner at the time when he needs it (Deut. 24:12) (CCN61).
#179 To return a pledge to its owner (Deut. 24:13) (CCA63).
#180 Not to take a pledge from a widow (Deut. 24:17) (CCN60).
#181 Not to commit fraud in measuring (Lev. 19:35) (CCN83).
#182 To ensure that scales and weights are correct (Lev. 19:36) (affirmative).
#183 Not to possess inaccurate measures and weights (Deut. 25:13-14) (CCN84).

Employees, Servants and Slaves JEW TO JEW ONLY NON-JEWS ANYTHING GOES!

#184 Not to delay payment of a hired man’s wages (Lev. 19:13) (CCN38).
#185 That the hired laborer shall be permitted to eat of the produce he is reaping (Deut. 23:25-26) (CCA65).
#186 That the hired laborer shall not take more than he can eat (Deut. 23:25) (CCN187).
#187 That a hired laborer shall not eat produce that is not being harvested (Deut. 23:26) (CCN186).
#188 To pay wages to the hired man at the due time (Deut. 24:15) (CCA66).
#189 To deal judicially with the Hebrew bondman in accordance with the laws appertaining to him (Ex. 21:2-6) (affirmative).
#190 Not to compel the Hebrew servant to do the work of a slave (Lev. 25:39) (negative).
#191 Not to sell a Hebrew servant as a slave (Lev. 25:42) (negative).
#192 Not to treat a Hebrew servant rigorously (Lev. 25:43) (negative).
#193 Not to permit a gentile to treat harshly a Hebrew bondman sold to him (Lev. 25:53) (negative).
#194 Not to send away a Hebrew bondman servant empty handed, when he is freed from service (Deut. 15:13) (negative).
#195 To bestow liberal gifts upon the Hebrew bondsman (at the end of his term of service), and the same should be done to a Hebrew bondwoman (Deut. 15:14) (affirmative).
#196 To redeem a Hebrew maid-servant (Ex. 21:8) (affirmative).
#197 Not to sell a Hebrew maid-servant to another person (Ex. 21:8) (negative).
#198 To espouse a Hebrew maid-servant (Ex. 21:8-9) (affirmative).
#199 To keep the Canaanite slave forever (Lev. 25:46) (affirmative).
#200 Not to surrender a slave, who has fled to the land of Israel, to his owner who lives outside Palestine (Deut. 23:16) (negative).
#201 Not to wrong such a slave (Deut. 23:17) (negative).
#202 Not to muzzle a beast, while it is working in produce which it can eat and enjoy (Deut. 25:4) (CCN188).

Vows, Oaths and Swearing

#203 That a man should fulfill whatever he has uttered (Deut. 23:24) (CCA39).
#204 Not to swear needlessly (Ex. 20:7) (CCN29).
#205 Not to violate an oath or swear falsely (Lev. 19:12) (CCN31).
#206 To decide in cases of annulment of vows, according to the rules set forth in the Torah (Num. 30:2-17) (CCA40).
#207 Not to break a vow (Num. 30:3) (CCN184).
#208 To swear by His name truly (Deut. 10:20) (affirmative).
#209 Not to delay in fulfilling vows or bringing vowed or free-will offerings (Deut. 23:22) (CCN185).

The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years

#210 To let the land lie fallow in the Sabbatical year (Ex. 23:11; Lev. 25:2) (affirmative) (CCI20).
#211 To cease from tilling the land in the Sabbatical year (Ex. 23:11) (affirmative) (Lev. 25:2) (CCI21).
#212 Not to till the ground in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:4) (negative) (CCI22).
#213 Not to do any work on the trees in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:4) (negative) (CCI23).
#214 Not to reap the aftermath that grows in the Sabbatical year, in the same way as it is reaped in other years (Lev. 25:5) (negative) (CCI24).
#215 Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Sabbatical year in the same way as it is gathered in other years (Lev. 25:5) (negative) (CCI25).
#216 To sound the Ram’s horn in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:9) (affirmative).
#217 To release debts in the seventh year (Deut. 15:2) (CCA64).
#218 Not to demand return of a loan after the Sabbatical year has passed (Deut. 15:2) (CCN57).
#219 Not to refrain from making a loan to a poor man, because of the release of loans in the Sabbatical year (Deut. 15:9) (CCN56).
#220 To assemble the people to hear the Torah at the close of the seventh year (Deut. 31:12) (affirmative)
#221 To count the years of the Jubilee by years and by cycles of seven years (Lev. 25:8) (affirmative).
#222 To keep the Jubilee year holy by resting and letting the land lie fallow (Lev. 25:10) (affirmative).
#223 Not to cultivate the soil nor do any work on the trees, in the Jubilee Year (Lev. 25:11) (negative).
#224 Not to reap the aftermath of the field that grew of itself in the Jubilee Year, in the same way as in other years (Lev. 25:11) (negative).
#225 Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Jubilee Year, in the same way as in other years (Lev. 25:11) (negative).
#226 To grant redemption to the land in the Jubilee year (Lev. 25:24) (affirmative).

The Court and Judicial Procedure

#227 To appoint judges and officers in every community of Israel (Deut. 16:18) (affirmative).
#228 Not to appoint as a judge, a person who is not well versed in the laws of the Torah, even if he is expert in other branches of knowledge (Deut. 1:17) (CCN64).
#229 To adjudicate cases of purchase and sale (Lev. 25:14) (CCA67).
#230 To judge cases of liability of a paid depositary (Ex. 22:9) (affirmative).
#231 To adjudicate cases of loss for which a gratuitous borrower is liable (Ex. 22:13-14) (affirmative).
#232 To adjudicate cases of inheritances (Num. 27:8-11) (CCA73).
#233 To judge cases of damage caused by an uncovered pit (Ex. 21:33-34) (affirmative).
#234 To judge cases of injuries caused by beasts (Ex. 21:35-36) (affirmative).
#235 To adjudicate cases of damage caused by trespass of cattle (Ex. 22:4) (affirmative).
#236 To adjudicate cases of damage caused by fire (Ex. 22:5) (affirmative).
#237 To adjudicate cases of damage caused by a gratuitous depositary (Ex. 22:6-7) (affirmative).
#238 To adjudicate other cases between a plaintiff and a defendant (Ex. 22:8) (affirmative).
#239 Not to curse a judge (Ex. 22:27) (CCN63).
#240 That one who possesses evidence shall testify in Court (Lev. 5:1) (affirmative).
#241 Not to testify falsely (Ex. 20:13) (CCN39).
#242 That a witness, who has testified in a capital case, shall not lay down the law in that particular case (Num. 35:30) (negative).
#243 That a transgressor shall not testify (Ex. 23:1) (CCN75).
#244 That the court shall not accept the testimony of a close relative of the defendant in matters of capital punishment (Deut. 24:16) (CCN74).
#245 Not to hear one of the parties to a suit in the absence of the other party (Ex. 23:1) (CCN65).
#246 To examine witnesses thoroughly (Deut. 13:15) (affirmative).
#247 Not to decide a case on the evidence of a single witness (Deut. 19:15) (CCN73).
#248 To give the decision according to the majority, when there is a difference of opinion among the members of the Sanhedrin as to matters of law (Ex. 23:2) (affirmative).
#249 Not to decide, in capital cases, according to the view of the majority, when those who are for condemnation exceed by one only, those who are for acquittal (Ex. 23:2) (negative).
#250 That, in capital cases, one who had argued for acquittal, shall not later on argue for condemnation (Ex. 23:2) (negative).
#251 To treat parties in a litigation with equal impartiality (Lev. 19:15) (affirmative).
#252 Not to render iniquitous decisions (Lev. 19:15) (CCN69).
#253 Not to favor a great man when trying a case (Lev. 19:15) (CCN70).
#254 Not to take a bribe (Ex. 23:8) (CCN71).
#255 Not to be afraid of a bad man, when trying a case (Deut. 1:17) (CCN72).
#256 Not to be moved in trying a case, by the poverty of one of the parties (Ex. 23:3; Lev. 19:15) (CCN66).
#257 Not to pervert the judgment of strangers or orphans (Deut. 24:17) (CCN68).
#258 Not to pervert the judgment of a sinner (a person poor in fulfillment of commandments) (Ex. 23:6) (CCN67).
#259 Not to render a decision on one’s personal opinion, but only on the evidence of two witnesses, who saw what actually occurred (Ex. 23:7) (negative).
#260 Not to execute one guilty of a capital offense, before he has stood his trial (Num. 35:12) (negative).
#261 To accept the rulings of every Supreme Court in Israel (Deut. 17:11) (affirmative).
#262 Not to rebel against the orders of the Court (Deut. 17:11) (CCN158).

Injuries and Damages

#263 To make a parapet for your roof (Deut. 22:8) (CCA75). See Love and Brotherhood.
#264 Not to leave something that might cause hurt (Deut. 22:8) (CCN190). See Love and Brotherhood.
#265 To save the pursued even at the cost of the life of the pursuer (Deut. 25:12) (affirmative). See Life.
#266 Not to spare a pursuer, but he is to be slain before he reaches the pursued and slays the latter, or uncovers his nakedness (Deut. 25:12) (negative).

Property and Property Rights

#267 Not to sell a field in the land of Israel in perpetuity (Lev. 25:23) (negative).
#268 Not to change the character of the open land (about the cities of) the Levites or of their fields; not to sell it in perpetuity, but it may be redeemed at any time (Lev. 25:34) (negative). See Levi.
#269 That houses sold within a walled city may be redeemed within a year (Lev. 25:29) (affirmative).
#270 Not to remove landmarks (property boundaries) (Deut. 19:14) (CCN85).
#271 Not to swear falsely in denial of another’s property rights (Lev. 19:11) (CCN30).
#272 Not to deny falsely another’s property rights (Lev. 19:11) (CCN36).
#273 Never to settle in the land of Egypt (Deut. 17:16) (CCN192).
#274 Not to steal personal property (Lev. 19:11) (CCN34).
#275 To restore that which one took by robbery (Lev. 5:23) (CCA68).
#276 To return lost property (Deut. 22:1) (CCA69).
#277 Not to pretend not to have seen lost property, to avoid the obligation to return it (Deut. 22:3) (CCN182).

Criminal Laws

#278 Not to slay an innocent person (Ex. 20:13) (CCN32). See Life.
#279 Not to kidnap any person of Israel (Ex. 20:13) (according to the Talmud, this verse refers to stealing a person, distinguished from Lev. 19:11, regarding the taking of property) (CCN33).
#280 Not to rob by violence (Lev. 19:13) (CCN35).
#281 Not to defraud (Lev. 19:13) (CCN37).
#282 Not to covet what belongs to another (Ex. 20:14) (CCN40).
#283 Not to crave something that belongs to another (Deut. 5:18) (CCN41).
#284 Not to indulge in evil thoughts and sights (Num. 15:39) (CCN156).

Punishment and Restitution

#285 That the Court shall pass sentence of death by decapitation with the sword (Ex. 21:20; Lev. 26:25) (affirmative).
#286 That the Court shall pass sentence of death by strangulation (Lev. 20:10) (affirmative).
#287 That the Court shall pass sentence of death by burning with fire (Lev. 20:14) (affirmative).
#288 That the Court shall pass sentence of death by stoning (Deut. 22:24) (affirmative).
#289 To hang the dead body of one who has incurred that penalty (Deut. 21:22) (affirmative).
#290 That the dead body of an executed criminal shall not remain hanging on the tree over night (Deut. 21:23) (negative).
#291 To inter the executed on the day of execution (Deut. 21:23) (affirmative)
#292 Not to accept ransom from a murderer (Num. 35:31) (negative).
#293 To exile one who committed accidental homicide (Num. 35:25) (affirmative).
#294 To establish six cities of refuge (for those who committed accidental homicide) (Deut. 19:3) (affirmative).
#295 Not to accept ransom from an accidental homicide, so as to relieve him from exile (Num. 35:32) (negative).
#296 To decapitate the heifer in the manner prescribed (in expiation of a murder on the road, the perpetrator of which remained undiscovered) (Deut. 21:4) (affirmative).
#297 Not to plow nor sow the rough valley (in which a heifer’s neck was broken) (Deut. 21:4) (negative).
#298 To adjudge a thief to pay compensation or (in certain cases) suffer death (Ex. 21:16; Ex. 21:37; Ex. 22:1) (affirmative).
#299 That he who inflicts a bodily injury shall pay monetary compensation (Ex. 21:18-19) (affirmative).
#300 To impose a penalty of fifty shekels upon the seducer (of an unbetrothed virgin) and enforce the other rules in connection with the case (Ex. 22:15-16) (affirmative).
#301 That the violator (of an unbetrothed virgin) shall marry her (Deut. 22:28-29) (affirmative).
#302 That one who has raped a damsel and has then (in accordance with the law) married her, may not divorce her (Deut. 22:29) (negative).
#303 Not to inflict punishment on Shabbat (Ex. 35:3) (because some punishments were inflicted by fire) (negative). See Shabbat.
#304 To punish the wicked by the infliction of stripes (Deut. 25:2) (affirmative).
#305 Not to exceed the statutory number of stripes laid on one who has incurred that punishment (Deut. 25:3) (and by implication, not to strike anyone) (CCN43).
#306 Not to spare the offender, in imposing the prescribed penalties on one who has caused damage (Deut. 19:13) (negative).
#307 To do unto false witnesses as they had purposed to do (to the accused) (Deut. 19:19) (affirmative).
#308 Not to punish any one who has committed an offense under duress (Deut. 22:26) (negative).


#309 To heed the call of every prophet in each generation, provided that he neither adds to, nor takes away from the Torah (Deut. 18:15) (affirmative).
#310 Not to prophesy falsely (Deut. 18:20) (CCN175).
#311 Not to refrain from putting a false prophet to death nor to be in fear of him (Deut. 18:22) (negative).

Idolatry, Idolaters and Idolatrous Practices

#312 Not to make a graven image; neither to make it oneself nor to have it made by others (Ex. 20:4) (CCN9).
#313 Not to make any figures for ornament, even if they are not worshipped (Ex. 20:20) (CCN144).
#314 Not to make idols even for others (Ex. 34:17; Lev. 19:4) (CCN10).
#315 Not to use the ornament of any object of idolatrous worship (Deut. 7:25) (CCN17).
#316 Not to make use of an idol or its accessory objects, offerings, or libations (Deut. 7:26) (CCN18). See Grape Products.
#317 Not to drink wine of idolaters (Deut. 32:38) (CCN15). See Grape Products.
#318 Not to worship an idol in the way in which it is usually worshipped (Ex. 20:5) (CCN12).
#319 Not to bow down to an idol, even if that is not its mode of worship (Ex. 20:5) (CCN11).
#320 Not to prophesy in the name of an idol (Ex. 23:13; Deut. 18:20) (CCN27).
#321 Not to hearken to one who prophesies in the name of an idol (Deut. 13:4) (CCN22).
#322 Not to lead the children of Israel astray to idolatry (Ex. 23:13) (CCN14).
#323 Not to entice an Israelite to idolatry (Deut. 13:12) (CCN23).
#324 To destroy idolatry and its appurtenances (Deut. 12:2-3) (affirmative).
#325 Not to love the enticer to idolatry (Deut. 13:9) (CCN24).
#326 Not to give up hating the enticer to idolatry (Deut. 13:9) (CCN25).
#327 Not to save the enticer from capital punishment, but to stand by at his execution (Deut. 13:9) (negative).
#328 A person whom he attempted to entice to idolatry shall not urge pleas for the acquittal of the enticer (Deut. 13:9) (CCN26).
#329 A person whom he attempted to entice shall not refrain from giving evidence of the enticer’s guilt, if he has such evidence (Deut. 13:9) (negative).
#330 Not to swear by an idol to its worshipers, nor cause them to swear by it (Ex. 23:13) (CCN13).
#331 Not to turn one’s attention to idolatry (Lev. 19:4) (CCN16).
#332 Not to adopt the institutions of idolaters nor their customs (Lev. 18:3; Lev. 20:23) (CCN21).
#333 Not to pass a child through the fire to Molech (Lev. 18:21) (negative).
#334 Not to suffer any one practicing witchcraft to live (Ex. 22:17) (negative).
#335 Not to practice onein (observing times or seasons as favorable or unfavorable, using astrology) (Lev. 19:26) (CCN166).
#336 Not to practice nachesh (doing things based on signs and portents; using charms and incantations) (Lev. 19:26) (CCN165).
#337 Not to consult ovoth (ghosts) (Lev. 19:31) (CCN170).
#338 Not to consult yid’onim (wizards) (Lev. 19:31) (CCN171).
#339Not to practice kisuf (magic using herbs, stones and objects that people use) (Deut. 18:10) (CCN168).
#340 Not to practice kessem (a general term for magical practices) (Deut. 18:10) (CCN167).
#341 Not to practice the art of a chover chaver (casting spells over snakes and scorpions) (Deut. 18:11) (CCN169).
#342 Not to enquire of an ob (a ghost) (Deut. 18:11) (CCN172).
#343 Not to seek the maytim (dead) (Deut. 18:11) (CCN174).
#344 Not to enquire of a yid’oni (wizard) (Deut. 18:11) (CCN173).
#345 Not to remove the entire beard, like the idolaters (Lev. 19:27) (CCN177).
#346 Not to round the corners of the head, as the idolatrous priests do (Lev. 19:27) (CCN176).
#347 Not to cut oneself or make incisions in one’s flesh in grief, like the idolaters (Lev. 19:28; Deut. 14:1) (CCN28).
#348 Not to tattoo the body like the idolaters (Lev. 19:28) (CCN163).
#349 Not to make a bald spot for the dead (Deut. 14:1) (CCN164).
#350 Not to plant a tree for worship (Deut. 16:21) (negative).
#351 Not to set up a pillar (for worship) (Deut. 16:22) (CCN162).
#352 Not to show favor to idolaters (Deut. 7:2) (CCN20).
#353 Not to make a covenant with the seven (Canaanite, idolatrous) nations (Ex. 23:32; Deut. 7:2) (negative).
#354 Not to settle idolaters in our land (Ex. 23:33) (negative) (CCI26).
#355 To slay the inhabitants of a city that has become idolatrous and burn that city (Deut. 13:16-17) (affirmative).
#356 Not to rebuild a city that has been led astray to idolatry (Deut. 13:17) (negative).
#357 Not to make use of the property of city that has been so led astray (Deut. 13:18) (negative).

Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

#358 Not to cross-breed cattle of different species (Lev. 19:19) (according to the Talmud, this also applies to birds) (CCN142).
#359 Not to sow different kinds of seed together in one field (Lev. 19:19) (CCN107).
#360 Not to eat the fruit of a tree for three years from the time it was planted (Lev. 19:23) (CCN105). See Tu B’Shevat.
#361 That the fruit of fruit-bearing trees in the fourth year of their planting shall be sacred like the second tithe and eaten in Jerusalem (Lev. 19:24) (affirmative) (CCI16). See Tu B’Shevat.
#362 Not to sow grain or herbs in a vineyard (Deut. 22:9) (negative).
#363 Not to eat the produce of diverse seeds sown in a vineyard (Deut. 22:9) (negative).
#364 Not to work with beasts of different species, yoked together (Deut. 22:10) (CCN180).


#365 That a man shall not wear women’s clothing (Deut. 22:5) (CCN179).
#366 That a woman should not wear men’s clothing (Deut. 22:5) (CCN178).
#367 Not to wear garments made of wool and linen mixed together (Deut. 22:11) (CCN181).

The Firstborn

#368 To redeem the firstborn human male (Ex. 13:13; Ex. 34:20; Num. 18:15) (CCA54). See Pidyon Ha-Ben: Redemption of the Firstborn.
#369 To redeem the firstling of an ass (Ex. 13:13; Ex. 34:20) (CCA55).
#370 To break the neck of the firstling of an ass if it is not redeemed (Ex. 13:13; Ex. 34:20) (CCA56).
#371 Not to redeem the firstling of a clean beast (Num. 18:17) (CCN109).

Kohanim and Levites

#372 That the kohanim shall put on priestly vestments for the service (Ex. 28:2) (affirmative).
#373 Not to tear the High Kohein’s robe (Ex. 28:32) (negative).
#374 That the kohein shall not enter the Sanctuary at all times (i.e., at times when he is not performing service) (Lev. 16:2) (negative).
#375 That the ordinary kohein shall not defile himself by contact with any dead, other than immediate relatives (Lev. 21:1-3) (CCN141).
#376 That the kohanim defile themselves for their deceased relatives (by attending their burial), and mourn for them like other Israelites, who are commanded to mourn for their relatives (Lev. 21:3) (CCA59).
#377 That a kohein who had an immersion during the day (to cleanse him from his uncleanness) shall not serve in the Sanctuary until after sunset (Lev. 21:6) (negative).
#378 That a kohein shall not marry a divorced woman (Lev. 21:7) (CCN140).
#379 That a kohein shall not marry a harlot (Lev. 21:7) (CCN138).
#380 That a kohein shall not marry a profaned woman (Lev. 21:7) (CCN139).
#381 To show honor to a kohein, and to give him precedence in all things that are holy (Lev. 21:8) (CCA50).
#382 That a High Kohein shall not defile himself with any dead, even if they are relatives (Lev. 21:11) (negative).
#383 That a High Kohein shall not go (under the same roof) with a dead body (Lev. 21:11) It has been learnt by tradition that a kohein, who does so, violates the prohibition, “Neither shall he go in “, and also the prohibition “He shall not defile himself” (negative).
#384 That the High Kohein shall marry a virgin (Lev. 21:13) (affirmative).
#385 That the High Kohein shall not marry a widow (Lev. 21:14) (negative).
#386 That the High Kohein shall not cohabit with a widow, even without marriage, because he profanes her (Lev. 21:15) (negative).
#387 That a person with a physical blemish shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Lev. 21:17) (negative).
#388 That a kohein with a temporary blemish shall not serve there (Lev. 21:21) (negative).
#389 That a person with a physical blemish shall not enter the Sanctuary further than the altar (Lev. 21:23) (negative).
#390 That a kohein who is unclean shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Lev. 22:2-3) (negative).
#391 To send the unclean out of the Camp of the Shechinah, that is, out of the Sanctuary (Num. 5:2) (affirmative).
#392 That a kohein who is unclean shall not enter the courtyard (Num. 5:2-3) This refers to the Camp of the Shechinah (negative).
#393 That the kohanim shall bless Israel (Num. 6:23) (CCA58).
#394 To set apart a portion of the dough for the kohein (Num. 15:20) (CCA57).
#395 That the Levites shall not occupy themselves with the service that belongs to the kohanim, nor the kohanim with that belonging to the Levites (Num. 18:3) (negative).
#396 That one not a descendant of Aaron in the male line shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Num. 18:4-7) (negative).
#397 That the Levite shall serve in the Sanctuary (Num. 18:23) (affirmative).
#398 To give the Levites cities to dwell in, these to serve also as cities of refuge (Num. 35:2) (affirmative).
#399 That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any portion of territory in the land (of Israel) (Deut. 18:1) (negative).
#400 That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any share of the spoil (at the conquest of the Promised Land) (Deut. 18:1) (negative).
#401 That the kohanim shall serve in the Sanctuary in divisions, but on festivals, they all serve together (Deut. 18:6-8) (affirmative).

T’rumah, Tithes and Taxes

#402 That an uncircumcised person shall not eat of the t’rumah (heave offering), and the same applies to other holy things. This rule is inferred from the law of the Paschal offering, by similarity of phrase (Ex. 12:44-45 and Lev. 22:10) but it is not explicitly set forth in the Torah. Traditionally, it has been learnt that the rule that the uncircumcised must not eat holy things is an essential principle of the Torah and not an enactment of the Scribes (negative).
#403 Not to alter the order of separating the t’rumah and the tithes; the separation be in the order first-fruits at the beginning, then the t’rumah, then the first tithe, and last the second tithe (Ex. 22:28) (negative) (CCI19).
#404 To give half a shekel every year (to the Sanctuary for provision of the public sacrifices) (Ex. 30:13) (affirmative).
#405 That a kohein who is unclean shall not eat of the t’rumah (Lev. 22:3-4) (negative). See Kohein.
#406 That a person who is not a kohein or the wife or unmarried daughter of a kohein shall not eat of the t’rumah (Lev. 22:10) (negative). See Kohein.
#407 That a sojourner with a kohein or his hired servant shall not eat of the t’rumah (Lev. 22:10) (negative). See Kohein.
#408 Not to eat tevel (something from which the t’rumah and tithe have not yet been separated) (Lev. 22:15) (negative) (CCI18).
#409 To set apart the tithe of the produce (one tenth of the produce after taking out t’rumah) for the Levites (Lev. 27:30; Num. 18:24) (affirmative) (CCI12). See Levi.
#410 To tithe cattle (Lev. 27:32) (affirmative).
#411 Not to sell the tithe of the herd (Lev. 27:32-33) (negative).
#412 That the Levites shall set apart a tenth of the tithes, which they had received from the Israelites, and give it to the kohanim (called the t’rumah of the tithe) (Num. 18:26) (affirmative) (CCI13). See Kohein, Levi.
#413 Not to eat the second tithe of cereals outside Jerusalem (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#414 Not to consume the second tithe of the vintage outside of Jerusalem (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#415 Not to consume the second tithe of the oil outside of Jerusalem (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#416 Not to forsake the Levites (Deut. 12:19); but their gifts (dues) should be given to them, so that they might rejoice therewith on each and every festival (negative). See Levi.
#417 To set apart the second tithe in the first, second, fourth and fifth years of the sabbatical cycle to be eaten by its owner in Jerusalem (Deut. 14:22) (affirmative) (CCI14) (today, it is set aside but not eaten in Jerusalem).
#418 To set apart the second tithe in the third and sixth year of the sabbatical cycle for the poor (Deut. 14:28-29) (affirmative) (CCI15) (today, it must be separated out but need not be given to the poor).
#419 To give the kohein the due portions of the carcass of cattle (Deut. 18:3) (according to the Talmud, this is not mandatory in the present outside of Israel, but it is permissible, and some observant people do so) (CCA51). See Kohein.
#420 To give the first of the fleece to the kohein (Deut. 18:4) (according to the Talmud, this is not mandatory in the present outside of Israel, but it is permissible, and some observant people do so) (CCA52).
#421 To set apart t’rumah g’dolah (the great heave-offering, that is, a small portion of the grain, wine and oil) for the kohein (Deut. 18:4) (affirmative) (CCI11).
#422 Not to expend the proceeds of the second tithe on anything but food and drink (Deut. 26:14). Anything outside of things necessary for sustenance comes within the class in the phrase “Given for the dead” (negative).
#423 Not to eat the Second Tithe, even in Jerusalem, in a state of uncleanness, until the tithe had been redeemed (Deut. 26:14) (negative).
#424 Not to eat the Second Tithe, when mourning (Deut. 26:14) (negative).
#425 To make the declaration, when bringing the second tithe to the Sanctuary (Deut. 26:13) (affirmative) (CCI17).

The Temple, the Sanctuary and Sacred Objects

#426 Not to build an altar of hewn stone (Ex. 20:22) (negative).
#427 Not to mount the altar by steps (Ex. 20:23) (negative).
#428 To build the Sanctuary (Ex. 25:8) (affirmative).
#429 Not to remove the staves from the Ark (Ex. 25:15) (negative).
#430 To set the showbread and the frankincense before the L-rd every Shabbat (Ex. 25:30) (affirmative).
#431 To kindle lights in the Sanctuary (Ex. 27:21) (affirmative).
#432 That the breastplate shall not be loosened from the ephod (Ex. 28:28) (negative).
#433 To offer up incense twice daily (Ex. 30:7) (affirmative).
#434 Not to offer strange incense nor any sacrifice upon the golden altar (Ex. 30:9) (negative).
#435 That the kohein shall wash his hands and feet at the time of service (Ex. 30:19) (affirmative).
#436 To prepare the oil of anointment and anoint high kohanim and kings with it (Ex. 30:31) (affirmative).
#437 Not to compound oil for lay use after the formula of the anointing oil (Ex. 30:32-33) (CCN145).
#438 Not to anoint a stranger with the anointing oil (Ex. 30:32) (negative).
#439 Not to compound anything after the formula of the incense (Ex. 30:37) (CCN146).
$440 That he who, in error, makes unlawful use of sacred things, shall make restitution of the value of his trespass and add a fifth (Lev. 5:16) (affirmative).
#441 To remove the ashes from the altar (Lev. 6:3) (affirmative).
#442 To keep fire always burning on the altar of the burnt-offering (Lev. 6:6) (affirmative).
#443 Not to extinguish the fire on the altar (Lev. 6:6) (negative).
#444 That a kohein shall not enter the Sanctuary with disheveled hair (Lev. 10:6) (negative).
#445 That a kohein shall not enter the Sanctuary with torn garments (Lev. 10:6) (negative).
#446 That the kohein shall not leave the Courtyard of the Sanctuary, during service (Lev. 10:7) (negative).
#447 That an intoxicated person shall not enter the Sanctuary nor give decisions in matters of the Law (Lev. 10:9-11) (negative).
#448 To revere the Sanctuary (Lev. 19:30) (today, this applies to synagogues) (CCA18).
#449 That when the Ark is carried, it should be carried on the shoulder (Num. 7:9) (affirmative).
#450 To observe the second Passover (Num. 9:11) (affirmative).
#451 To eat the flesh of the Paschal lamb on it, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs (Num. 9:11) (affirmative).
#452 Not to leave any flesh of the Paschal lamb brought on the second Passover until the morning (Num. 9:12) (negative).
#453 Not to break a bone of the Paschal lamb brought on the second Passover (Num. 9:12) (negative).
#454 To sound the trumpets at the offering of sacrifices and in times of trouble (Num. 10:9-10) (affirmative).
#455 To watch over the edifice continually (Num. 18:2) (affirmative).
#456 Not to allow the Sanctuary to remain unwatched (Num. 18:5) (negative).
#457 That an offering shall be brought by one who has in error committed a trespass against sacred things, or robbed, or lain carnally with a bond-maid betrothed to a man, or denied what was deposited with him and swore falsely to support his denial. This is called a guilt-offering for a known trespass (affirmative). See Asham: Guilt Offering.
#458 Not to destroy anything of the Sanctuary, of synagogues, or of houses of study, nor erase the holy names (of G-d); nor may sacred scriptures be destroyed (Deut. 12:2-4) (CCN157). See The Name of G-d.

Sacrifices and Offerings

#459 To sanctify the firstling of clean cattle and offer it up (Ex. 13:2; Deut. 15:19) (at the present time, it is not offered up) (CCA53).
#460 To slay the Paschal lamb (Ex. 12:6) (affirmative).
#461 To eat the flesh of the Paschal sacrifice on the night of the fifteenth of Nissan (Ex. 12:8) (affirmative).
#462 Not to eat the flesh of the Paschal lamb raw or sodden (Ex. 12:9) (negative).
#463 Not to leave any portion of the flesh of the Paschal sacrifice until the morning unconsumed (Ex. 12:10) (negative).
#464 Not to give the flesh of the Paschal lamb to an Israelite who had become an apostate (Ex. 12:43) (negative).
#465 Not to give flesh of the Paschal lamb to a stranger who lives among you to eat (Ex. 12:45) (negative).
#466 Not to take any of the flesh of the Paschal lamb from the company’s place of assembly (Ex. 12:46) (negative).
#467 Not to break a bone of the Paschal lamb (Ex. 12:46) (negative).
#468 That the uncircumcised shall not eat of the flesh of the Paschal lamb (Ex. 12:48) (negative). See Brit Milah: Circumcision
#469 Not to slaughter the Paschal lamb while there is chametz in the home (Ex. 23:18; Ex. 24:25) (negative).
#470 Not to leave the part of the Paschal lamb that should be burnt on the altar until the morning, when it will no longer be fit to be burnt (Ex. 23:18; Ex. 24:25) (negative).
#471 Not to go up to the Sanctuary for the festival without bringing an offering (Ex. 23:15) (negative).
#472 To bring the first fruits to the Sanctuary (Ex. 23:19) (affirmative).
#473 That the flesh of a sin-offering and guilt-offering shall be eaten (Ex. 29:33) (affirmative). See Qorbanot: Sacrifices and Offerings
#474 That one not of the seed of Aaron, shall not eat the flesh of the holy sacrifices (Ex. 29:33) (negative).
#475 To observe the procedure of the burnt-offering (Lev. 1:3) (affirmative). See Olah: Burnt Offering.
#476 To observe the procedure of the meal-offering (Lev. 2:1) (affirmative). See Food and Drink Offerings.
#477 Not to offer up leaven or honey (Lev. 2:11) (negative).
#478 That every sacrifice be salted (Lev. 2:13) (affirmative).
#479 Not to offer up any offering unsalted (Lev. 2:13) (negative).
#480 That the Court of Judgment shall offer up a sacrifice if they have erred in a judicial pronouncement (Lev. 4:13) (affirmative).
#481 That an individual shall bring a sin-offering if he has sinned in error by committing a transgression, the conscious violation of which is punished with excision (Lev. 4:27-28) (affirmative). See Chatat: Sin Offering.
#482 To offer a sacrifice of varying value in accordance with one’s means (Lev. 5:7) (affirmative).
#483 Not to sever completely the head of a fowl brought as a sin-offering (Lev. 5:8) (negative).
#484 Not to put olive oil in a sin-offering made of flour (Lev. 5:11) (negative).
#485 Not to put frankincense on a sin-offering made of flour (Lev. 5:11) (negative).
#486 That an individual shall bring an offering if he is in doubt as to whether he has committed a sin for which one has to bring a sin-offering. This is called a guilt-offering for doubtful sins (Lev. 5:17-19) (affirmative). See Asham: Guilt Offering.
#487 That the remainder of the meal offerings shall be eaten (Lev. 6:9) (affirmative).
#488 Not to allow the remainder of the meal offerings to become leavened (Lev. 6:10) (negative).
#489 That the High Kohein shall offer a meal offering daily (Lev. 6:13) (affirmative).
#490 Not to eat of the meal offering brought by the kohanim (Lev. 6:16) (negative).
#491 To observe the procedure of the sin-offering (Lev. 6:18) (affirmative). See Chatat: Sin Offering.
#492 Not to eat of the flesh of sin offerings, the blood of which is brought within the Sanctuary and sprinkled towards the Veil (Lev. 6:23) (negative).
#493 To observe the procedure of the guilt-offering (Lev. 7:1) (affirmative).See Asham: Guilt Offering.
#494 To observe the procedure of the peace-offering (Lev. 7:11) (affirmative). See Zebach Sh’lamim: Peace Offering.
#495 To burn meat of the holy sacrifice that has remained over (Lev. 7:17) (affirmative).
#496 Not to eat of sacrifices that are eaten beyond the appointed time for eating them (Lev. 7:18) The penalty is excision (negative).
#497 Not to eat of holy things that have become unclean (Lev. 7:19) (negative).
#498 To burn meat of the holy sacrifice that has become unclean (Lev. 7:19) (affirmative).
#499 That a person who is unclean shall not eat of things that are holy (Lev. 7:20) (negative).
#500 A kohein’s daughter who profaned herself shall not eat of the holy things, neither of the heave offering nor of the breast, nor of the shoulder of peace offerings (Lev. 10:14, Lev. 22:12) (negative). See Kohein.
#501 That a woman after childbirth shall bring an offering when she is clean (Lev. 12:6) (affirmative). See Birth.
#502 That the leper shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed (Lev. 14:10) (affirmative).
#503 That a man having an issue shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed of his issue (Lev. 15:13-15) (affirmative).
#504 That a woman having an issue shall bring a sacrifice after she is cleansed of her issue (Lev. 15:28-30) (affirmative).
#505 To observe, on Yom Kippur, the service appointed for that day, regarding the sacrifice, confessions, sending away of the scapegoat, etc. (Lev. 16:3-34) (affirmative).
#506 Not to slaughter beasts set apart for sacrifices outside (the Sanctuary) (Lev. 17:3-4) (negative).
#507 Not to eat flesh of a sacrifice that has been left over (beyond the time appointed for its consumption) (Lev. 19:8 ) (negative).
#508 Not to sanctify blemished cattle for sacrifice on the altar (Lev. 22:20) This text prohibits such beasts being set apart for sacrifice on the altar (negative).
#509 That every animal offered up shall be without blemish (Lev. 22:21) (affirmative).
#510 Not to inflict a blemish on cattle set apart for sacrifice (Lev. 22:21) (negative).
#511 Not to slaughter blemished cattle as sacrifices (Lev. 22:22) (negative).
#512 Not to burn the limbs of blemished cattle upon the altar (Lev. 22:22) (negative).
#513 Not to sprinkle the blood of blemished cattle upon the altar (Lev. 22:24) (negative).
#514 Not to offer up a blemished beast that comes from non-Israelites (Lev. 22:25) (negative).
#515 That sacrifices of cattle can only take place when they are at least eight days old (Lev. 22:27) (affirmative).
#516 Not to leave any flesh of the thanksgiving offering until the morning (Lev. 22:30) (negative).
#517 To offer up the meal-offering of the Omer on the morrow after the first day of Passover, together with one lamb (Lev. 23:10) (affirmative). See The Counting of the Omer.
#518 Not to eat bread made of new grain before the Omer of barley has been offered up on the second day of Passover (Lev. 23:14) (CCN101). See The Counting of the Omer.
#519 Not to eat roasted grain of the new produce before that time (Lev. 23:14) (CCN102). See The Counting of the Omer.
#520 Not to eat fresh ears of the new grain before that time (Lev. 23:14) (CCN103). See The Counting of the Omer.
#521 To bring on Shavu’ot loaves of bread together with the sacrifices which are then offered up in connection with the loaves (Lev. 23:17-20) (affirmative).
#522 To offer up an additional sacrifice on Passover (Lev. 23:36) (affirmative).
#523 That one who vows to the L-rd the monetary value of a person shall pay the amount appointed in the Scriptural portion (Lev. 27:2-8) (affirmative).
#524 If a beast is exchanged for one that had been set apart as an offering, both become sacred (Lev. 27:10) (affirmative).
#525 Not to exchange a beast set aside for sacrifice (Lev. 27:10) (negative).
#526 That one who vows to the L-rd the monetary value of an unclean beast shall pay its value (Lev. 27:11-13) (affirmative).
#527 That one who vows the value of his house shall pay according to the appraisal of the kohein (Lev. 27:11-13) (affirmative).
#528 That one who sanctifies to the L-rd a portion of his field shall pay according to the estimation appointed in the Scriptural portion (Lev. 27:16-24) (affirmative).
#529 Not to transfer a beast set apart for sacrifice from one class of sacrifices to another (Lev. 27:26) (negative).
#530 To decide in regard to dedicated property as to which is sacred to the Lord and which belongs to the kohein (Lev. 27:28) (affirmative).
#531 Not to sell a field devoted to the Lord (Lev. 27:28) (negative).
#532 Not to redeem a field devoted to the Lord (Lev. 27:28) (negative).
#533 To make confession before the L-rd of any sin that one has committed, when bringing a sacrifice and at other times (Num. 5:6-7) (CCA33).
#534 Not to put olive oil in the meal-offering of a woman suspected of adultery (Num. 5:15) (negative).
#535 Not to put frankincense on it (Num. 5:15) (negative).
#536 To offer up the regular sacrifices daily (two lambs as burnt offerings) (Num. 28:3) (affirmative).
#537 To offer up an additional sacrifice every Shabbat (two lambs) (Num. 28:9) (affirmative).
#538 To offer up an additional sacrifice every New Moon (Num. 28:11) (affirmative).
#539 To bring an additional offering on Shavu’ot (Num. 28:26-27) (affirmative).
#540 To offer up an additional sacrifice on Rosh Hashanah (Num. 29:1-6) (affirmative).
#541 To offer up an additional sacrifice on Yom Kippur (Num. 29:7-8) (affirmative).
#542 To offer up an additional sacrifice on Sukkot (Num. 29:12-34) (affirmative).
#543 To offer up an additional offering on Shemini Atzeret, which is a festival by itself (Num. 29:35-38) (affirmative).
#544 To bring all offerings, whether obligatory or freewill, on the first festival after these were incurred (Deut. 12:5-6) (affirmative).
#545 Not to offer up sacrifices outside (the Sanctuary) (Deut. 12:13) (negative).
#546 To offer all sacrifices in the Sanctuary (Deut. 12:14) (affirmative).
#547 To redeem cattle set apart for sacrifices that contracted disqualifying blemishes, after which they may be eaten by anyone. (Deut. 12:15) (affirmative).
#548 Not to eat of the unblemished firstling outside Jerusalem (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#549 Not to eat the flesh of the burnt-offering (Deut. 12:17). This is a Prohibition applying to every trespasser, not to enjoy any of the holy things. If he does so, he commits a trespass (negative).
#550 That the kohanim shall not eat the flesh of the sin-offering or guilt-offering outside the Courtyard (of the Sanctuary) (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#551 Not to eat of the flesh of the sacrifices that are holy in a minor degree, before the blood has been sprinkled (on the altar), (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#552 That the kohein shall not eat the first-fruits before they are set down in the Courtyard (of the Sanctuary) (Deut. 12:17) (negative).
#553 To take trouble to bring sacrifices to the Sanctuary from places outside the land of Israel (Deut. 12:26) (affirmative).
#554 Not to eat the flesh of beasts set apart as sacrifices, that have been rendered unfit to be offered up by deliberately inflicted blemish (Deut. 14:3) (negative).
#555 Not to do work with cattle set apart for sacrifice (Deut. 15:19) (negative).
#556 Not to shear beasts set apart for sacrifice (Deut. 15:19) (negative).
#557 Not to leave any portion of the festival offering brought on the fourteenth of Nissan unto the third day (Deut. 16:4) (negative).
#558 Not to offer up a beast that has a temporary blemish (Deut. 17:1) (negative).
#559 Not to bring sacrifices out of the hire of a harlot or price of a dog (apparently a euphemism for sodomy) (Deut. 23:19) (negative).
#560 To read the portion prescribed on bringing the first fruits (Deut. 26:5-10) (affirmative).

Ritual Purity and Impurity

#561 That eight species of creeping things defile by contact (Lev. 11:29-30) (affirmative).
#562 That foods become defiled by contact with unclean things (Lev. 11:34) (affirmative).
#563 That anyone who touches the carcass of a beast that died of itself shall be unclean (Lev. 11:39) (affirmative).
#564 That a lying-in woman is unclean like a menstruating woman (in terms of uncleanness) (Lev. 12:2-5) (affirmative).
#565 That a leper is unclean and defiles (Lev. 13:2-46) (affirmative).
#566 That the leper shall be universally recognized as such by the prescribed marks. So too, all other unclean persons should declare themselves as such (Lev. 13:45) (affirmative).
#567 That a leprous garment is unclean and defiles (Lev. 13:47-49) (affirmative).
#568 That a leprous house defiles (Lev. 14:34-46) (affirmative).
#569 That a man, having a running issue, defiles (Lev. 15:1-15) (affirmative).
#570 That the seed of copulation defiles (Lev. 15:16) (affirmative).
#571 That purification from all kinds of defilement shall be effected by immersion in the waters of a mikvah (Lev. 15:16) (affirmative).
#572 That a menstruating woman is unclean and defiles others (Lev. 15:19-24) (affirmative).
#573 That a woman, having a running issue, defiles (Lev. 15:25-27) (affirmative).
#574 To carry out the ordinance of the Red Heifer so that its ashes will always be available (Num. 19:9) (affirmative).
#575 That a corpse defiles (Num. 19:11-16) (affirmative).
#576 That the waters of separation defile one who is clean, and cleanse the unclean from pollution by a dead body (Num. 19:19-22) (affirmative).

Lepers and Leprosy

#577 Not to drove off the hair of the scall (Lev. 13:33) (negative).
#578 That the procedure of cleansing leprosy, whether of a man or of a house, takes place with cedar-wood, hyssop, scarlet thread, two birds, and running water (Lev. 14:1-7) (affirmative).
#579 That the leper shall shave all his hair (Lev. 14:9) (affirmative).
#580 Not to pluck out the marks of leprosy (Deut. 24:8) (negative).

The King

#581 Not to curse a ruler, that is, the King or the head of the College in the land of Israel (Ex. 22:27) (negative).
#582 To appoint a king (Deut. 17:15) (affirmative).
#583 Not to appoint as ruler over Israel, one who comes from non-Israelites (Deut. 17:15) (negative).
#584 That the King shall not acquire an excessive number of horses (Deut. 17:16) (negative).
#585 That the King shall not take an excessive number of wives (Deut. 17:17) (negative).
#586 That he shall not accumulate an excessive quantity of gold and silver (Deut. 17:17) (negative).
#587 That the King shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself, in addition to the one that every person should write, so that he writes two scrolls (Deut. 17:18) (affirmative). See Torah.


#588 That a Nazarite shall not drink wine, or anything mixed with wine which tastes like wine; and even if the wine or the mixture has turned sour, it is prohibited to him (Num. 6:3) (negative).
#589 That he shall not eat fresh grapes (Num. 6:3) (negative).
#590 That he shall not eat dried grapes (raisins) (Num. 6:3) (negative).
#591 That he shall not eat the kernels of the grapes (Num. 6:4) (negative).
#592 That he shall not eat of the skins of the grapes (Num. 6:4) (negative).
#593 That the Nazarite shall permit his hair to grow (Num. 6:5) (affirmative).
#594 That the Nazarite shall not cut his hair (Num. 6:5) (negative).
#595 That he shall not enter any covered structure where there is a dead body (Num. 6:6) (negative).
#596 That a Nazarite shall not defile himself for any dead person (by being in the presence of the corpse) (Num. 6:7) (negative).
#597 That the Nazarite shall shave his hair when he brings his offerings at the completion of the period of his Nazariteship, or within that period if he has become defiled (Num. 6:9) (affirmative).


#598 That those engaged in warfare shall not fear their enemies nor be panic-stricken by them during battle (Deut. 3:22, 7:21, 20:3) (negative).
#599 To anoint a special kohein (to speak to the soldiers) in a war (Deut. 20:2) (affirmative).
#600 In a permissive war (as distinguished from obligatory ones), to observe the procedure prescribed in the Torah (Deut. 20:10) (affirmative).
#601 Not to keep alive any individual of the seven Canaanite nations (Deut. 20:16) (negative).
#602 To exterminate the seven Canaanite nations from the land of Israel (Deut. 20:17) (affirmative).
#603 Not to destroy fruit trees (wantonly or in warfare) (Deut. 20:19-20) (CCN191).
#604 To deal with a beautiful woman taken captive in war in the manner prescribed in the Torah (Deut. 21:10-14) (affirmative).
#605 Not to sell a beautiful woman, (taken captive in war) (Deut. 21:14) (negative).
#606 Not to degrade a beautiful woman (taken captive in war) to the condition of a bondwoman (Deut. 21:14) (negative).
#607 Not to offer peace to the Ammonites and the Moabites before waging war on them, as should be done to other nations (Deut. 23:7) (negative).
#608 That anyone who is unclean shall not enter the Camp of the Levites (Deut. 23:11) (according to the Talmud, in the present day this means the Temple mount) (CCN193).
#609 To have a place outside the camp for sanitary purposes (Deut. 23:13) (affirmative).
#610 To keep that place sanitary (Deut. 23:14-15) (affirmative).
#611 Always to remember what Amalek did (Deut. 25:17) (CCA76).
#612 That the evil done to us by Amalek shall not be forgotten (Deut. 25:19) (CCN194).
#613 To destroy the seed of Amalek (Deut. 25:19) (CCA77).



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