Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mitzvah #148 - Eating parthenogenetically produced creatures

One may not eat creatures produced by parthenogenesis; meaning they do not come from a male and female mating.

One who eats an olive-size worth of such creatures deserves 39 lashes by Bet Din.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not defile yourselves with parthenogens which crawl on the ground" (Vayikra 11:44)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 100

Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 29 Iyar 5770 - 44th day of the Omer

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