Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mitzvah #159 - Slaughtering cow and calf

One may not slaughter a Kosher animal and its offspring on the same day.

If one did, both animals are still Kosher and may be eaten.

The day starts and ends at nightfall:

- If the mother was slaughtered at night, the calf may not be slaughtered the following day.

- If the calf was slaughtered before sunset, the mother may be slaughtered later that evening.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "And whether it be cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and her young both in one day" (Vayikra 22:28)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 108

- Danny
Tuesday, 19 Sivan 5770

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