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277.  Judge fairly and do not pity the poor
278.  Do not rule against a Rasha just because his aveiros you abhor
279.  Mete out punishment to the criminals do not be softened to tears
280.  Close your ears from hearing one litigant before the other one appears

281.  An orphan and convert judge fairly don't consider what they've become
282.  Do not sentence a person with a majority of only one
283   Think independently do not rely on your fellow judge
284.  Appoint only qualified judges from this policy do not budge

285.  Falsely do not testify if at lying you are adept
286.  Testimony from a Rasha do not accept
287.  A relative's testimony is not admissible in court
288.  Do not issue judgement based on a witness without a cohort

289.  Do not murder the righteous and innocent who were not lying in wait
290.  Circumstantial evidence is not enough to determine a defendant's fate
291.  The witnesses shall seal their mouths and not advocate
292.  A murderer is not put to death until the courts adjudicate

293.  Compassion cannot be shown to someone in hot pursuit of murder or rape
294.  Do not punish a girl involved in an illicit relationship if she tried to escape
295.  Ransom do not take from an accidental murderer to exempt him from exile
296.  Kill a murderer do not accept his ransom or his cunning and guile

297.  Save and rescue, do not stand idly by the blood of your friend
298.  Build a gate on your roof so that on your premises a life does not end
299.  Do not trip up your friend with some bad advice
300.  When Bais Din gives lashes do not give more than will suffice

301.  Your voice with gossip like a snake should not travel secrets don't reveal
302.  The hatred of your brother in your heart you shall not conceal
303.  Do not whiten your friend's face when you rebuke him for his sin
304.  When you chance upon a bird nest do not take the mother with its kin

305.  Do not take revenge on the misdeed of you friend, your anger suppress
306.  Even if you repay his evil with kindness, your grudge do not express
307.  In the place of an Egla Arufa do not allow agriculture to thrive
308.  Do not allow a witch or warlock to remain alive

309.  In a Metzora do not shave the hair
310.  Do not alter the way the tzora'as does appear
311.  The first year of marriage from the army we exempt the groom
312.  Do not move from the proclamation of the sages even if it leads to doom

313.  Upon the mitzvos of Hashem, new ones do not enact
314.  Remember the laws of Moshe, from them do not detract
315.  Be wary of a judge, him you shall not curse
316.  If their is malice in your heart against the Nasi your lips you must purse

317.  Do not widen your mouth to curse another Jew, they are blessed
318.  Your parents you shall not curse even after they are laid to rest
319.  Do not hit your parents, a bruise do not inflict
320.  Rest on Shabbos, your work you must restrict

321.  Beyond the boundaries of Shabbos do not stroll about
322.  Punishments of Bais Din, on Shabbos do not carry out
323.  On the first day of Pesach work do not perform
324.  Also on the last day when the Yam Suf in half was torn

325.  Do not do any work on the day of Bikurim the day of Shavuos
326.  Or on Rosh HaShana when we blow Tekios and Teruos
327.  On Yom Kippur we do not work, like Shabbos it should be treated
328.  The first day of Succos do not work, with happiness it should be greeted

329.  Do not work on the Shmini Atzeres a special day for a special nation
330.  With your mother you cannot have a spousal relation
331.  To the woman married to your father do not come near
332.  Also to your sister with whom a father you share

333.  Your mother's daughter you cannot marry it is a sin
334.  Your cannot engage your daughter she is your own kin
335.  From your daughter's daughter keep away
336.  With your son's daughter you may not lay

337.  A man with a woman and her daughter is a forbidden group
338.  Marrying a woman and her granddaughter is too low to stoop
339.  To both a woman and her son's daughter do not attach
340.  Your father's sister and you are not an appropriate match

341.  From your mother's sister you must turn aside
342.  The wife of your father's brother can never be your bride
343.  Do not be intimate with your son's wife
344.  Do not have relations with a woman during her menstrual strife

345.  Between you and your brother's wife build a wall
346.  Relations with your wife's sister, you should appall
347.  The wife of your friend do not live and expose her shame
348.  Do not lie with an animal, male or female wild or tame

349.  Before an animal a woman must not lie
350.  A man may not come on another, he must choose to die
351.  A son may not sleep with his father whom he holds dear
352.  Do not lie with your father's brother or your punishment will be severe

353.  From all the forbidden women avoid intimacy of any kind
354.  A mamzer who wants to marry, with an ordinary woman may not bind
355.  Without a proper marriage a man and woman may not live
356.  Do not remarry your remarried former spouse after a divorce you did give

357.  Your deceased brother's Yevama may not remarry without a proper release
358.  With the woman you forced a relationship you must forever live in peace
359.  You may not divorce your wife if with slander you abuse
360.  Do not live with your wife if your reproductive organs are ruined and of no use

361.  The reproductive organs of an animal do not destroy and render it sterile
362.  Do not crown for a King a foreigner or a Ger, you will put the kingdom in peril
363.  A king may not have too many horses in his stable
364.  Nor should he have too many wives around his table

365.  He should not amass gold, silver, more than the kingdom needs to run
            These are the Mitzvos Lo Saaseh as many as the days of the sun
            You must be careful to heed each and every one
            Place you hope in Hashem and your reward will be a great sum



Tue, 18 May 2010 03:00:00 +0000
Shirei Mitzvos Part 1: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - A Song Of The Taryag Mitzvos

Readers are welcome to view/download Shirei Mitzvos from Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz which we will present one day each week until Shavuos.  Each day is approximately 88 mitzvos and designed in the theme of Maaseh Bereishis, highlighting the order of the Aleph Bais used for that day.  For more background see Shirei Mitzvos Introduction .  It is worth a look and certainly worth going through in the period where we prepare for Yom Matan Toraseinu.

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       The laws of Hashem I will relate to you
1.    Hashem created the world and is its master too
2.    He is one and there is no other to compare
3.    Through Mitzvos, Hashem we will come to love and revere

4.    With awe and fear of Hashem our service we will elevate
5.    Through Tefila, with Hashem we will communicate
6.    Among Tzadikim we will keep our presence habitually
7.    When we swear it will be in Hashem’s name exclusively

8.    By emulating Hashem’s deeds and manners, our lives we will glorify
9.    Even as our world is being torn apart, His name we will sanctify
10.  Evenings and mornings we will accept Hashem’s kingdom as Shema we recite
11.  The voices of men and boys in his Torah will delight

12.  Tefillin will crown our head held on high
13.  Hashem’s seal of wisdom around our arms we will tie
14.  Tzitzis on the four corners of our garments will help us remember the Mitzvos well
15.  A Mezuzah we will place on the door of every house in which we dwell

16.  Men, women, and children, assemble after the Shmita, Torah from the king they will hear
17.  Wherever the king goes on his arm a Sefer Torah he should wear
18.  Every Jew his own Sefer Torah he should write
19.  Bless Hashem after every meal in which you satisfy your appetite

20.  A special house for Hashem we should build
21.  When we enter, with respect and fear we should be filled
22.  The Bais Hamikdash, a guard of Kohanim and Levi’im should constantly surround
23.  In it the Levi’im should serve with song and beautiful sound

24.  Before doing the service a Kohen must wash his feet and hands
25.  A Menorah, lit every day in the Bais Hamikdash stands
26.  The entire nation, every day the Kohanim should bless
27.  On the Shulchan, Lechem Hapanim and spices should always rest

28.  The incense offered in the morning and night smelled so nice
29.  Each day on the Mizbei’ach fresh wood to keep the fire burning should be put twice
30.  Piles of ash each morning from the Mizbeiach must be taken away
31.  Outside the Bais Hamikdash we must send anyone who is Tamei

32.  We will treat Kohanim the princes of Hashem with the special honor they deserve
33.  Special clothing they will don in the Bais Hamikdash when they serve
34.  To carry the Aron Kodesh the Kohanim Hashem did appoint
35.  With special oil Kohanim Gedolim and kings we will anoint

36.  Each week a different group of Kohanim should serve in a manner that is orderly
37.  The Kohen must defile himself with a dead body if it is a member of his immediate family
38.  The bride must be a virgin if the Kohen Gadol is the groom
39.  Each day two lambs should be sacrificed one in the morning and one in the afternoon

40.  The Kohen Gadol every morning and afternoon a mincha must bring
41.  On Shabbos for a Korbon Musaf two lambs should be brought to our King
42.  On Rosh Chodesh for Korbon Musaf sacrifice oxen, lambs, a ram and a goat
43.  Each day of Pesach you should sacrifice these as well, different intentions you should devote

44.  On the second day of Pesach the Korbon Omer bring without delay
45.  A Korbon Musaf for Shavuos bring after arriving at the fiftieth day
46.  On Shavuos two lambs offer together with two loafs of bread
47.  Bring a Koraban Musaf on Rosh Hashana the new year’s head

48.  Ten days later on Yom Kippur bring a Korbon Musaf as well
49.  Perform the entire service of Yom Kippur so our aveiros Hashem will repel
50.  The Korbon Musaf on the joyous days of Succos bring
51.  A Korbon Musaf for Shmini Atzeres the beloved day we dance and sing

52.  We bring a Korbon Chagiga to the Bais Hamikdash three times a year, on each Yom Tov
53.  When we are Olah Regel with an Olas Re'ia we make ourselves seen to the one above
54.  The Korbon Shlomim we feast on makes our happiness complete
55.  On Pesach we sacrifice a baby lamb unblemished from its head to its feet

56.  We eat the Korbon Pesach like they did in the days of yore
57.  On Pesach Sheni a second chance is given to those who on Pesach were impure
58.  The Pesach Sheni is eaten with matza and maror just like the first
59.  Blast trumpets of joy on Yom Tov and in pain when our situation seems at its worst

60.  An animal offered for a Korban must be at least eights days old
61.  It must be perfectly fit and not blind or lame but good as gold
62.  Every Korban must be salted, the treaty of the ages
63.  The Korban Olah should be performed as interpreted by the sages

64.  The rule of our King should be adhered to when the Chatos is brought
65.  All the details of the Asham should be followed precisely as we were taught
66.  When bringing a Korban Shlamim follow the rules as written
67.  For the procedure of a Korban Mincha to Hashem’s Torah we should listen

68.  If Bais Din rules incorrectly the “Ox of omission” can make amends
69.  For an individual’s accidental transgression the Koraban Chatos can cleanse
70.  For four specific aveiros an “Asham Vaddai” rather than a Chatos is the way out
71.  An “Asham Tolui” suspends punishment when the violation of an aveira is in doubt

72.  Bring a Floating Chatos when three specific commandments you don’t heed
73.  You must Confess before Hashem when repenting for any misdeed
74.  A Korban should be brought by a Zav before the Master of the world
75.  A Zavah must bring two birds whose stomach from atop the Mizbei'ach is hurled

76.  After birth a woman sacrifices a lamb and a dove
77.  A recovered Mitzora must bring three Korbanos to the one above
78.  Cattle and sheep one must tithe separately for those born each year
79.  To the Kohen give the first born of a kosher animal so dear

80.  Five shekel to the Kohen for your firstborn son you must give
81.  In exchange of a first born Donkey give the Kohen a lamb if you want it to live
82.  If you don’t redeem the donkey, its neck you must break
83.  A donation or Korban the next immediate Yom Tov to the Bais Hamikdash you must take

84.  Every Korban must be brought to the Bais Hamikdash the house that is awed
85.  To the Bais Hamikdash you must bring your korban  even from abroad
86.  Redeem your Korban if a blemish does appear
87.  If you exchange your Korban both animals are holy, the original and the one you prefer

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:00:00 +0000
Shirei Mitzvos Part 6: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - A Song Of The Taryag Mitzvos Readers are welcome to view/download Yom Shishi of Shirei Mitzvos (Lo Saaseh 189-276) from Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz.  For more background see Shirei Mitzvos Introduction

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189.  Before the Korban Omer do not eat the new wheat
190.  Not even roasted as a tasty treat
191.  Similarly juicy kernels are forbidden before the korban is brought
192.  For three year the fruit of tree are forbidden even out of Eretz Yisroel like Moshe taught

193.  Destroy wheat that together with grapes was grown
194.  Wine that was offered to Avodah Zara do not own
195.  Don't eat and drink like a glutton, like a wayward son
196.  On Yom Kippur fast and don't eat until the day is done

197.  Seven days of Pesach avoid Chametz, Matza is the food of choice
198.  Even a food that has chametz in it like beer, do not drink and rejoice
199.  Stop eating Chametz on Erev Pesach when the sun is directly overhead
200.  On Pesach on your property there should not be leavened bread

201.  Chametz on Pesach you should not see within your property line
202.  A Nazir must not drink alcoholic beverages of wine
203.  He may also not eat grapes juicy and plump
204.  Nor may he eat even one raisin or a whole clump

205.  Muzzle the Nazir's mouth from a grape's peel
206.  Its seed is also forbidden to eat as a meal
207.  He must avoid becoming tamei when a family member dies
208.  He cannot go under the same roof as a dead person only the open skies

209.  A Nazir may not crop his hair until his days are complete
210.  From two grains that fall during harvest you must retreat
211.  Underdeveloped grapes leave on the vine
212.  Leave the fallen fruit for the poor, taking it is a crime

213.  Do not harvest the corners of your field
214.  Forgotten bundles are for the poor, ownership you do not wield
215.  Different varieties of seeds don't plant in a group
216.  If you plant wheat in in a vineyard your investment you can't recoup

217.  Your animals you may not mix you may not cross breed
218.  Don't plow with a donkey and ox when your field its time to seed
219.  A muzzle you may not put on your animal as they thresh the wheat
220.  On Shmita don't plant let the field lay abandoned and retreat

221.  On Shmittah do not prune your orchards or your vineyard
222.  Wild growth in the field, as your own and do not guard
223.  Your own fruit trees on Shmita you can cut but not in a way that is extravagant
224.  On the fiftieth year which is Yovel you may not plant

225.  The produce that grows in the field on Yovel you may not harvest
226.  From picking fruit that grows on your tree in Yovel you must resist
227.  Your land in Eretz Yisroel for eternity you cannot sell
228.  Do not misappropriate the tract of land outside the cities where the Levi'im dwell

229.  Don't abandon the Levi give him his due
230.  After Shmita do not collect the loans that are owed to you
231.  Open your hand and lend money even as Shmita comes near
232.  Don't be cruel, feed the poor, starvation is cruel to bear

233.  When you free your Jewish slave bequeath him from your wealth abound
234.  Your debtors who who cannot pay do not hound
235.  Fear Hashem, your money with interest do not lend
236.  If it requires paying interest do not take money from your friend

237.  To an interest bearing loan do not be guarantor and don't testify
238.  An employees wage must be paid on time, overnight the money should not lie
239.  When collecting collateral do not enter the debtors home outside you must wait
240.  The collateral of the debtor return at night if it is his blanket don't come too late

241.  Do not take as security the utensils of a widow, her cries you must heed
242.  Do not take as collateral utensils that their hungry owner they help feed
243.  Another human you must never steal and sell as a slave
244.  Gold and other valuables do not rob even if you crave

245.  Stealing is forbidden even as a joke even if you plan to return it
246.  Your border with your neighbor don't move even if no one will discern it
247.  What rightfully belongs to your friend do not withhold
248.  What is owed to your friend do not deny, be bold

249.  When you owe money, falsely do not swear
250.  When selling do not charges prices that are unfair
251.  Do not embarrass someone do not say a hurtful thing
252.  Do not curse a Convert, sharp words from a born Jew really sting

253.  When selling to a Convert be honest and do not cheat
254.  Do not return a fugitive slave if a path to Eretz Yisroel he beat
255.  An escaped slave with words do not taunt
256.  Speak nicely to widows and orphans their existence do not haunt

257.  If your slave is a Jew do not burden him with an unbearable strain
258.  Do not assign him with wasteful tasks from which you have no gain
259.  When selling a Jewish slave do not sell him in the market for all to see
260.  If a gentile owns a Jewish slave do not let him work him too cruelly

261.  Do not sell your Jewish maidservant she has faced enough strife
262.  If you marry your Jewish maidservant you must treat her like any other wife
263.  Do not sell a female prisoner of war with whom relations you engage
264.  If you do not want to mary her set her free do not sell her for a wage

265.  You friends possessions do not covet do not try to acquire
266.  Even in your heart another man's possessions do not desire
267.  A laborer shall not outstretch his hand to eat the produce standing proud
268.  Placing into your utensils more than is needed for satisfaction is not allowed

269.  To the lost object of your brother a blind eye do not turn
270.  You friend's sagging donkey help and do not spurn
271.  Do not pervert justice guard the interest of each side
272.  Bribery is forbidden to accept, your judgement it will misguide

273.  It is forbidden for you to keep in your possession a faulty weight
274.  When dividing a tract of land do it with instruments that are accurate
275.  When judging between two parties do not show favoritism to one side
276.  Do not be scared of a either party be strong show courage and pride

Sun, 24 May 2009 03:00:00 +0000
Shirei Mitzvos Part 5: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - A Song Of The Taryag Mitzvos Readers are welcome to view/download Yom Chamishi of Shirei Mitzvos (Lo Saaseh 101-188) from Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz.  For more background see Shirei Mitzvos Introduction

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101.  An animal cannot be slaughtered in the same day as its kin
102.  Withhold oil from the Mincha brought for sin
103.  Leave out the incense from sinners Mincha it is not a present
104.  Also on the Mincha of a Sotah whose behavior is most unpleasant

105.  The mincha of a disgraced Sotah should not have oil
106.  Don't  exchange a Korban for another animal even a meek one for one more royal
107.  An animal do not switch from one Korban to another
108.  On the Mizbei'ach it must go, do not redeem a first born animal of its mother

109.  Do not sell at any price Ma'aser of your flock
110.  A field  of Hekdesh shall remain such do not put it up for hoc
111.  Cheirem is for the Kohen do redeem do not extricate
112.  A bird brought for a Korban Chatos do not completely decapitate

113.  Animals of Kodesh do not work, no wear and tear
114.  Even though it won't harm them their wool you may not shear
115.  Before you bring the Korban Pesach your Chametz you must dispose
116.  Bring the fat of the Korban Pesach on the Mizbei'ach don't let it decompose

117.  The Korban Pesach cannot be left until the morning, eat it all with desire
118.  For the Chagiga of Pesach you have two days, eat it don't let time expire
119.  The whole Pesach Sheini must be eaten at night don't put it in the fridge
120.  Finish the Korban Todah that night its brought or Hashem will take umbrage

121.  When eating the Korban Pesach do not break any bone
122.  Also the bones of the Pesach Sheini must be left alone
123.  When eating the Korban Pesach remain with your group stay near
124.  The edible portion of a Mincha cannot be baked Chametz, beware

125.  With water don't boil the Pesach or eat it rare
126.  A non Jewish resident can't eat from it even if Hashem he does fear
127.  Even a Jew cannot eat the Pesach without a circumcision
128.  A Jew who leaves the fold can't eat, as he treats Judaism with derision

129.  Someone who is Tamei may not eat Kodshim, his mouth is sealed
130.  Even if you are Tahor, don't eat, when tumah in the Kodshim is revealed
131.  Close your mouth don't eat expired Kodshim, it is for naught
132.  Avoid Kodshim when the Avodah was performed with an improper thought

133.  Truma cannot be eaten by anyone other than a Kohein
134.  A Kohein's Jewish slave cannot eat Truma even though he is in his domain
135.  An uncircumcised Kohen cannot eat Truma until he has his Bris
136.  Nor can he eat Truma if his purity is amiss

137.  The daughter of a Kohein cannot eat kodshim if she has an illicit relations
138.  The Korban Mincha of a Kohein is for Hashem the Kohein gets no rations
139.  A Chatos is not eaten when its blood must be sprinkled on the Mizbei'ach of gold
140.  Do not eat a Bechor when its blemish is calculated and cold

141.  Take your grain of Ma'aser Sheini to Yerushalyim don't eat it outside
142.  Also there you must drink your wine of Ma'aser Sheini there even if it is a long ride
143.  Your oil of Ma'aser Sheini belongs there as well
144.  Eat the meat of a sacrificed Bechor in Yerushalayim and not where you dwell

145.  Meat of a Korban, the courtyard of the Mikdash cannot leave
146.  An Olah goes completely to Hashem no portion does the Kohen receive
147.  The meat of a Korban do not eat until the blood has been thrown
148.  Only a Kohen eats Kodshei Kodshim even if the Korban is your own

149.  Do not eat outside Yerushalayim, Bikurim's basket of fresh fruit
150.  If Ma'aser Sheini is tamei don't eat it, its location is a point that's moot
151.  Ma'aser Sheini can't be eaten the day a close relative died
152.  Spend money of Ma'aser Sheini only on a food item, nutrition it will provide

153.  Don't eat from your produce until you given the Kohen and Levi their presents
154.  Bikurim, Truma, Ma'aser the order counts its not up to your preference
155.  Before three Yomin Tovim pass, make sure your Korban you don't delay
156.  Don't come empty handed bring an Olah and Shlamim when on Shalosh Regalim to the Bais HaMikdash you make your way

157.  The uttering of your mouth you must hold sacred your vow do not forsake
158.  A Kohen should not marry the daughter of a Kohen whose marriage was a mistake
159.  A Kohen is holy, a harlot he must not marry
160.  A Kohen cannot take a women if a divorce she does carry

161.  The Kohen Gadol may not marry a widow, he is too holy
162.  He may not live with her without getting married this is very lowly
163.  A Kohen may not enter the Mikdash if monthly his hair is not groomed
164.  His clothing must not be torn or else he is doomed

165.  A Kohen may not leave the Mikdash until his avodah is completed there
166.  To a dead body unless it is his close relative he may not come near
167.  A Kohen Gadol to even a relative may not become Tamei
168.  He may not come close to the dead in any possible way

169.  Anyone from Shevet Levi may not take a portion of the holy land
170.  The bounty captured in war may not reach a Levi's hand
171.  Do not rip out your hair in mourning for the dead
172.  Stay away from unkosher animals, find another way to stay well fed

173.  Without fins and scales you must avoid a fish
174.  Unkosher birds do not serve for a dish
175.  Do not eat bugs that fly
176.  Worms and creepy crawlers don't fill a kosher pie

177.  Don't eat bugs that from the air grow
178.  Also bugs that grow in fruit when the world they see and know
179.  Whether water, land, or air, every bug despise
180.  Even a Kosher animal is forbidden if without proper Shechita it dies

181.  A maimed animal don't eat throw it to the dog out in the cold
182.  The Gid HaNasheh is forbidden since the days of old
183.  Meat is forbidden until the animal is alive no more
184.  Blood is not to be eaten pour it on the floor

185.  Even in a Kosher animal  the fat do not eat
186.  Although permitted alone together don't cook milk and meat
187.  If you eat them together another aveira you will collect
188.  An ox sentenced to death, as food you must reject

Tue, 19 May 2009 03:00:00 +0000
Shirei Mitzvos Part 4: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - A Song Of The Taryag Mitzvos

Readers are welcome to view/download Yom Revi'i of Shirei Mitzvos (Lo Saaseh 13-100) from Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz.  For more background see Shirei Mitzvos Introduction

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13.  In the Bais HaMikdash do not plant a tree
14.  The name of Avodah Zara when swearing, on your lips should not be
15.  Towards Aovdah Zara do not steer the people of your city
16.  Don't seduce your brother's to turn from Hashem, it would be a pity

17.  Do not withhold your anger, maintain your hatred, forgive him never
18.  Let your fury rage don't love him or listen to him ever
19.  Don't pity him or save him, watch him go to his grave
20.  Withhold  you knowledge of his merits, do not attempt to save

21.  Do not withhold evidence of his dastardly deed
22.  Jewels and valuable of Avodah Zara avoid, curb your greed
23.  Never rebuild an Ir HaNidachas, ashes it shall forever remain
24.  Acquire not its bounty, from it you must refrain

25.  Avodah zara and other abominations in your home, will cause its demise
26.  In the name of other deities do not prophesize
27.  When saying Nevua in the name of Hashem speak truth and not lies
28.  A Navi in the name of Avoda Zara do not engage, just ostracize

29.  Slaughter a false Navi, him you must not fear
30.  Tamei is the way Goyim to their lifestyle do not adhere
31.  Inquiries to idols do not make to know what will soon occur
32.  To the signs of the stars and their predictions do not defer

33.  Ignore the folly of omens, to the truth it has no relation
34.  Avoid using sorcery like every other nation
35.  Chanting is a forbidden way to deal with snakes
36.  To inquire the future from a master of Ov is not a precaution you may take

37.  Do not seek out a practitioner of Yedoni, away he must be chased
38.  Communicating through dead bodies is a practice that must be erased
39.   As a way to mingle with women, a man must not dress in women's attire
40.   Women cannot don men's clothing no matter what the latest fashions inspire

41.  Jews do not have them, our flesh must be clean of any tattoo
42.  Clothing of wool and linen don't go together it will always be taboo
43.  Sideburns do not shave, your head they must adorn
44.  With a razor your beard may not be shorn

45.   A lesion, wound or scratch do not make over a deceased
46.  To Mitzrayim do not go back, the place from where we were long ago released
47.  It is foolish and wrong to follow ideas that your heart may contrive
48.  Of the seven nations do not leave any remnants, no soul shall survive

49.  With the seven nations a treaty do not sign
50.  On their beauty do not comment for it is not divine
51.  Idol worshipers do not allow to dwell in your land
52.  With a Goy do not exchange vows and give a wedding band

53.  A male descendant of Amon and Moav is forever out of bounds
54.  On the shidduch circuit a Ger from Edom must be alllowed to make the rounds
55.  A Ger Mitzri must be held close, hostilities must cease
56.  When waging war on Amon and Moav we cannot not seek peace

57.  Do not destroy a fruit tree or any useful item
58.  The enemy we must not fear, when we go fight them
59.  The wickedness of our enemy Amalek do not forget
60.  Do not curse Hashem, it is an act you will regret

61.  When you swear you must not violate your word whether the future or the past
62.  Do not swear in vain, from it you must run far and run fast
63.  Rather than making a Chilul Hashem be prepared to give you life
64.  A true Navi support, don't test him and cause him strife

65.  Do not destroy any holy article, to Hashem it is a disgrace
66.  A hung body must not linger on the tree, Hashem's image is etched in his face
67.  The entire night the Bais HaMikdash must be guarded
68.  A Kohen only enters the Bais HaMikdash when Avodah must be started

69.  A Kohen with a blemish may not approach the Mizbei'ach and beyond
70.  He may not do the Avodah despite his priestly family bond
71.  Even if his blemish is temporary, in the Avodah he may not participate
72.  Kohanim and Levi'im must do only their own jobs and from others must abate

73.  One must not do Avodah or enter the Mikdash in a state of intoxication
74.  Only Aharon's descendants may do the avodah, or else it is a desecration
75.  A Kohen in an unpure state in the Bais HaMikdash may not serve
76.  Even after purifying he must wait until the sun sets, over the horizon's curve

77.  No one may enter the courtyard of the Bais HaMikdash unless he is spiritually clean
78.  After a nocturnal incident do not enter Machaneh Levi'a, the camp in between
79.  With cut stones do not build the Mizbei'ach, iron is for homocide
80.  Make a ramp and take small steps, up to the Mizbei'ach we do not stride

81.  The fire on the Mizbei'ach do not extinguish it must always burn
82.  On the golden Mizbei'ach do not offer any korban or ketores out of turn
83.  The formula of the Shemen HaMishcha do not recreate like the days of yore
84.  The authentic Shemen HaMishcha on a foreigner do not pour

85.  The holy incense with its spices do not make for your pleasure
86.  The poles of the Aron do not remove, leave them attached to our treasure
87.  The Choshen's place is on the Eiphod it must always be near
88.  Be careful with the collar of the Me'il, make sure it doesn't tear

89.  Kodshim do not offer outside the Bais HaMikdash on a fire
90.  The slaughter of Kodshim outside the Bais HaMikdash will raise Hashem's ire
91.  Animals are unfit to be donated if they are blind or their limbs are broken
92.  Do not slaughter blemished animals for Hashem it is not a gift and not a token

93.  On the Mizbei'ach do not sprinkle a blemished animal's blood
94.  Burning its fat is forbidden, the Korban is a dud
95.  Do not offer a wounded animal even if it will eventually heal
96.  Even if the Korban a sent by a Goy, a blemish is still a big deal

97.  A blemish do not cause in a sanctified animal it should not be neglected
98.  An offering of sourdough or honey is forbidden and not accepted
99.  Do not sacrifice any offering unless with salt it is topped
100.  A Korban obtained with a harlot's fee or with a dog must be stopped

Thu, 14 May 2009 03:00:00 +0000
Shirei Mitzvos Part 3: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - A Song Of The Taryag Mitzvos

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176.  In every city and town appoint many a wise and worthy judge
177.  When judging, from proper protocol and fairness do not budge
178.  If you are witness to something you must come testify
179.  A judge must interrogate carefully, his ruling he must justify

180.  For falsely incriminating another, his punishment will fall on your head
181.  Chop off the calf's head, when between two cities you find someone dead
182.  Designate cities of refuge for someone who killed without guilt
183.  Grant cities to the Levi'im in addition to the Arei Miklat already built

184.  Build a gate on your roof to avoid a tragic plunge
185.  Idols and their accessories be sure to expunge
186.  An Jewish idol worshiping city burn completely to the ground
187.  Wipe out the seven Kena'ani nations, don't leave a single one around

188.  Engage in war until the end with Amaleik our age old foe
189.  Remember what they did to us, don't ever let the memory go
190.  Adhere to the rules of the Torah when in war we engage
191.  Prior to war we must hear words of rebuke from a priestly sage

192.  Outside the army encampment a bathroom designate
193.  Each soldier should have a shovel, cleanliness we appreciate
194.  If you have stolen goods be sure to return them intact
195.  Pity the poor and give charity, it is a gracious act

196.  Bestow gifts onto your Jewish slave when he goes free
197.  Ease a poor man's plight and lend him money graciously
198.  Lend with interest to a Goy, his pleas do not heed
199.  Return the collateral to your debtor in time of need

200.  Your employee's wages you must pay on time without delay
201.  Let him eat what he is harvesting his hunger you should allay
202.  Help your nemesis pack his donkey with his heavy load
203.  Help him unload lest the poor donkey's legs explode

204.  To its rightful owner return a lost item
205.  Rebuke your friend softly, do not ignite him
206.  Love thy neighbor like thyself is a great rule in the Torah
207.  Loving a convert deep in your heart, is part of our mesora

208.  Keep in your possession only an accurate scale and weight
209.  Stand up for sages, their presence we should celebrate
210.  The honor of your father and mother should be handled with great care
211.  Fear both your parents it will earn you longer life year after year

212.  Populate the world with male and female offspring
213.  Marry a women, it can be done with a ring
214.  A one year honeymoon should keep you close to home
215.  Circumcise the newborn son that you call your very own

216.  Marry your deceased brother's wife, let his name continue to be
217.  If not then with a pulled off shoe and a spit on the floor his widow is set free
218.  You must marry the victim of a forced relationship and keep her forever
219.  After marrying your a new bride, you mustn't slander her past, never

220.  You must marry the girl you seduced with your charm
221.  A beautiful war captive you may marry without any harm
222.  Under certain circumstances your wife you may divorce
223.  An unfaithful wife must drink the sacred waters, sometimes by force

224.  A wicked person with forty lashes you must strike
225.  An unintentional murderer into exile he must hike
226.  Some aveiros are punishable by the sword
227.  Others require strangulation when their actions are abhorred

228.  Some criminals are forced to ingest hot molten lead
229.  The worst offenders are stoned until they are declared dead
230.  A blasphemer and idol worshiper after death are hung in shame
231.  Even these are respectfully buried and past sunset must not remain

232.  A Jewish slave is unique has his own set of special rules
233.  You can marry your Jewish maidservant without giving any additional jewels
234.  Help your Jewish maidservant redeem herself and be set free
235.  Hold on to your Eved Kena'ani for all generations until eternity

236.  If you physically harm your friend you must pay five things
237.  For your animal's actions you must pay the cost their damage brings
238.  You will pay the price if someone's animal stumbles into your pit
239.  For stealing you can pay up to five fold or depending on the theft you commit

240.  You need to pay if on your neighbor's field your animal feasts to their delight
241.  Damages to other peoples fields you will pay for any fire that you ignite
242.  If you watch your friend's object without pay you will be absolved by swearing
243.  If you are paid, you are responsible for theft because that is a lack of caring

244.  When borrowing an object you are responsible without any excuse
245.  To sell an object the proper method of acquisition you must induce
246.  You can force your opponent to swear only when he has made and admission
247.  You can save the life of a victim and kill his pursuer in a split second decision

248.  There special laws of inheritance to which we must adhere
         There are 248 positive commandments that we hold so dear
         60 of them are imperative and 14 are not for women only for men
         Now we will explain the Mitzvos Lo Sa'aseh with the help of Hashem

1.  Even a fleeting thought of another power should not enter your mind
2.  Never make an Avodah Zara for yourself or ask someone who doesn't mind
3.  Even for  goy, do not make an idol for him to beseech her
4.  Whether or not for avodah zara do not sculpted a living creature

5.  Any of the four services we do for Hashem do not perform before a statue
6.  Even a disgusting act you cannot perform before them, if that is their issue
7. Your children before Molech and its fire cannot be passed
8.  Incense cannot be brought, to hear voices from the past

9.    The bones of a Yedoa bird don't use to connect to evil forces
10.  Don't seek out foreign deities or study their sources
11.  Altars are forbidden to make, even for Hashem
12.  Special stone floors should not be laid, to bow down on them

Mon, 04 May 2009 03:00:00 +0000
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

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 03:00:00 +0000