Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mitzvah #147 - Eating water bugs

One may not eat aquatic insects including frogs and crabs.

One who eats an olive-size worth of aquatic insects, or one who eats an entire aquatic insect deserves 39 lashes by Bet Din.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "Don't defile yourselves with any worm" (Vayikra 11:43)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 99

- Danny
Wednesday, 28 Iyar 5770 - Yom Yerushalayim - 43rd day of the Omer

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