Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mitzvah #132 - Don't eat blood

There's a Mitzva to not eat the blood of any animal or bird.

One who eats blood on purpose deserves Karet. One who eats blood by mistake will need to bring a Korban-Chatat (sin offering) as soon as the Bet Hamikdash is rebuilt.

Human blood is forbidden by Rabbinic decree, once it has separated from the body.

Blood from kosher fish and kosher grasshoppers is permitted.

Applies to everywhere, everybody, always

Verse: "Don't eat any blood... from fowl and animals" (Vayikra 7:26)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 89

- Danny
Wednesday, 7 Iyar 5770 22nd day of the Omer

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