Do not slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day

The Literal Commandment

"But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day." (Leviticus 22:28)

 

The literal commandment is that we should not kill both an ox or a sheep along with its offspring in one day.

 

Messiah Says

Messiah implicitly affirmed this commandment when He spoke about the Law:

"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-19)

 

 

Pictures of Messiah

This commandment shows G-d's mercy and compassion.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us. (Romans 5:8)

 

 

How Messiah Fulfilled

We know that Messiah did not sin (Hebrews 4:15) and so we know Messiah fulfilled this commandment by not slaughtering an animal and its offspring on the same day.

 

Traditional Observance

The traditional observance of this commandment is found in its literal meaning: not slaughtering an animal and its offspring on the same day.

 

Other Notes

We are able to fulfill this commandment today and should not slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day.

 

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Commandment Details

  • Mishneh Torah # 205
  • Mishneh Torah Book # 5
  • Mishneh Torah Book Holiness
  • Mishneh Torah Category 27- Slaughter
  • Reference Leviticus 22:28
  • Scripture Book Leviticus
  • Chapter 22
  • Verse 28
  • English But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.
  • Hebrew כח וְשׁוֹר, אוֹ-שֶׂה--אֹתוֹ וְאֶת-בְּנוֹ, לֹא תִשְׁחֲטוּ בְּיוֹם אֶחָד.
  • Greek 28 καὶ μόσχον ἢ πρόβατον, αὐτὴν καὶ τὰ παιδία αὐτῆς οὐ σφάξεις ἐν ἡμέρᾳ μιᾷ.
  • Parashah 31- Emor
  • Positive/Negative Negative
  • Sefer Hachinuch # 294
  • Sef. Hach. Command The prohibition against ritually slaying both an animal and its young in one day
  • Category Food
  • We can fullfill today Yes

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