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Section: Taryag Mitzvos   Category: Shirei Mitzvos
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

See below for the English version we have created to help the reader better understand some of the more difficult parts in Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz's shir.  Please understand that in order to keep it in a poem we have taken a great deal of artistic license to go astray from the original intent.  All comments are welcome. Let us know what you think. 

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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

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