Monday, May 17, 2010

Mitzvah #150 - Covering the blood

After slaughtering birds or Kosher wild animals (like deer) one has to cover their blood with sand or earth.

There needs to be a layer of sand or dirt on the ground onto which one slaughters, so that the blood will be covered below as well as above.

There is no Mitzva to cover the blood of domesticated animals such as sheep, cows and goats.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "...and slaughter it and cover its blood" (Vayikra 18:13)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 49

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- Danny
Monday, 4 Sivan 5770 - 48th day of the Omer

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