Section: Taryag Mitzvos   Category: Shirei Mitzvos
Shirei Mitzvos Part 2: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - A Song Of The Taryag Mitzvos

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88.  The leftovers from a Mincha the Kohen must eat
89.  The Kohen must consume Truma and Holy meat
90.  Holy food that becomes unclean you must burn
91.  A Korban is pasul if to eat elsewhere you yearn

92.  Let the hair of the Nazir grow, in its full length it must be saved
93.  But when the Nazir's days are complete his hair must be shaved
94.  Every promise from lips you must be careful to keep
95.  Consult with a Chochom he can make your vow obsolete

96.  When you touch the carcass of an animal you are tamei the whole day
97.  After touching an impure dead rodent, from Kodshim you must stay away
98.  Food and drink can become tamei, as Hashem commanded for the ages
99.  A Niddah is tamei as is everything that she engages

100.  A woman after childbirth is tamei for a week or two
101.  To a Kohen you must go, if tzora'as appears on you
102.  A garment with Tzora'as you may have to abolish
103.  A house with Tzora'as you may need to demolish

104.  When Zav flows from a man, to touch Kodshim he has no permission
105.  A man becomes tamei when he has a seminal emission
106.  A women whose blood flows becomes a Zavah and is tamei
107. A dead body is mitamei if it is in under the same roof even far away

108.  Water of the Parah Aduma can be mitamei or mitaher depending when and where
109.  Immersion in a mikva is required to make tumah disappear
110.  When the tzora'as recedes a Mitzora brings two birds that look like one
111.  He must shave all his hair and even then he is not completely done

112.  A mitzora sits alone with torn clothes and uncut hair
113.  The ashes of a para aduma we must prepare
114.  The fixed value of a person you must give when you promise
115.  The Kohen's assessed value of an animal you must pay and not dismiss

116.  To the Kohen's appraisal of your home you must yield
117.  He also has the final say when you are mikadesh your field
118.  If you eat kodesh you pay an extra fifth even if by mistake
119.  The produce of the fourth year to Yerushalayim you must take

120.  The corner of the field to the poor you must leave
121.  Scattered fallen grains you may not retrieve
122.  Stray grapes off the vine should not be taken
123.  Forgotten bundles in the field must be forsaken

124.  What falls from the vine leave for widows, orphans, and geirim not Jewish from birth
125.  A basket of Bikurim is brought to the holiest place on earth
126.  Truma from your produce to the Kohen you must give
127.  Give the Levi Ma'aser, from this gift he will live

128.  Maaser Sheini is brought to Yerushalayim the capital city of the Jews
129.  The Livi'im give from their ma'aser to the kohen, they must also pay their dues
130.  In the third and sixth year Ma'aser Ani is given to the poor
131.  After three years we say Vidui that all the ma'aser is out the door

132.  We give the Bikurim amid thanks and praise
133.  Chalah for the Kohen from our dough we must raise
134.  On Shmita our fields are open for all to come a enjoy
135.  Our field must rest for Shmita and workers we must not deploy

136.  On Yovel we don't work our fields, we let then be
137.  The elders blow the Shofar on Yovel and we set our slaves free
138.  The fields we acquired, to their original owner we release
139.  For a house sold in the city you have one year to redeem then your rights cease

140.  For fifty years of Yovel, each year the Sanhedrin must count
141.  On Shmita loans are forgiven regardless of the amount
142.  You must press a goy to pay his loans without listening to his tales of woe
143.  When slaughtering an animal, to the Kohen the shank, cheek and stomach should go

144.  From your lambs to the Kohen you must give the first shearing
145.  Your property that you abandon give to the Kohen without deferring
146.  Livestock must be properly slaughtered before you may eat
147.  The blood of animals and birds must be covered with the dirt beneath your feet

148.  Chase the mother from the nest before taking the eggs
149.  Kosher animals chew their cud and have split hoofs on their legs
150.  Even birds for kosher signs must be inspected
151.  Grasshoppers must have special legs or else they must be rejected

152.  For a fish to be Kosher it must have scales and a fin
153.  Setting the monthly calendar is incumbent on Bais Din
154.  Rest on Shabbos, all work must cease and come to a halt
155.  We sanctify Shabbos with Kiddush, a gift straight from Hashem's vault

156.  Chametz from our homes, on Erev Pesach we must rid
157.  The night of Pesach we tell of Hashem's miracles to our kid
158.  That night we eat the carefully watched matza with zest
159.  The whole first day of Pesach from work we must rest

160.  Resting on the last day of Pesach is required
161.  Counting Sefira forty nine days without forgetting is greatly admired
162.  Rest on the day Hashem's Holy presence to Har Sinai came down
163.  Also on the day of Rosh HaShana when our King comes to town

164.  Avoid work on the day and our sins Hashem will atone
165.  You will be forgiven if you don't eat and let your stomach groan
166.  On the first day of Succos leave your work and go rejoice
167.  Rest on the last day when with song you raise your voice

168.  For seven day in the Succah you should dwell
169.  The four species take in your hands, shake them well
170.  Blowing the Shofar on Rosh HaShana will abolish bad decrees
171.  The half shekel each year atones for sins, so part from it with ease

172.  You must listen to the words of a true Navi even if it sounds absurd
173.  Appoint a King, fear him and listen to his every word
174.  The decrees of the great Bais Din you must obey
175.  The opinion of the majority heed and do not betray