Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mitzvah #144 - Don't eat bugs

One may not eat insects that do not fly, including snakes.

One who eats an olive-size worth of insects or snakes, or one who eats an entire insect or snake - even if less than an olive-worth deserves 39 lashes by Bet Din.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "Creepy crawling bugs are disgusting, do not eat them" (Vayikra 11:41)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 97

- Danny
Sunday, 25 Iyar 5770 - 40th day of the Omer

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