Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mitzvah #248 - Yid'oni; the bird fortune teller

A Yid'oni would take a bone from a certain bird and put it in his mouth and perform some ceremony, after which the bird would foretell the future.

It is forbidden to be a Yid'oni and do this ceremony.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not consult with the... Yid'oni" (Vayikra 19:31)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 171

- Danny
Sunday, Marcheshvan 5771

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