Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mitzvah #209 - Birth control

Any procedure that prevents a male from reproducing is forbidden.

This applies to male humans and to male animals, both Kosher and non-Kosher animals.

The prohibition includes using medication as well as surgical procedures done by either males and females.

One may not even ask a non-Jew to neuter one's animal, though one may buy a neutered animal.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut... and don't do so in your land." (Vayikra 22:24)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 143

- Danny
Wednesday, 2nd day Rosh Chodesh Elul 5770

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