Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mitzvah #129 - Eating animals that were wounded

Any animal or fowl that is considered Taref - torn - may not be eaten, even if it was slaughtered properly. This includes:
  • Animals with wounds that would prevent them from living another 12 months
  • Animals with punctured internal organs
  • Animals with missing vital organs
  • Animals which fell and can no longer walk
  • Animals with certain limbs broken 
One who eats a Treifa - animal or fowl - deserves 39 lashes by Bet Din.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "And torn meat in the field do not eat" (Shemot 22:30)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 87

Chodesh Tov

- Danny
Wednesday, 1st Day Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5770, 15th day of the Omer

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