Monday, May 31, 2010

Mitzvah #158 - The foreleg, jaw and maw

It's a Mitzva to give a Cohen the right foreleg, lower jaw with the tongue and the maw (the last of cow's 4 stomachs) of any Kosher animal that is slaughtered.

The Cohen may eat them, or sell them to anybody, or feed them to the dogs, since they have no Kedusha (sanctity).

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always according to some opinions, while others are lenient and say it does not apply nowadays.

Verse: "and you shall give the Cohen the foreleg, jaw and maw" (Devarim 18:3))

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 51

- Danny
Monday, 18 Sivan 5770

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