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Negative Mitzvot 205, 206, 208, 207

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Negative Mitzvah 205: A Nazir may not eat grape seeds
Numbers 6:4. "He shall eat nothing that is made from the vine tree, from the seed to its skin"

A Nazir is not allowed to eat grape seeds.


Negative Mitzvah 206: A Nazir may not eat grape peels
Numbers 6:4. "He shall eat nothing that is made from the vine tree, from the seed to its skin"

A Nazir is forbidden to eat the peels (skin) of the grape.


Negative Mitzvah 208: A Nazir may not be under same roof as a dead body Numbers
Numbers 6:6. "He shall not come near to a dead body"

Being under the same roof as a dead body makes a person impure. A Nazir is cautioned not to enter a house which has a dead body in it.


Negative Mitzvah 207: A Nazir may not become impure from contact with a dead body
Numbers 6:7 "He shall not make himself impure for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die"

A Nazir is not allowed to become impure by coming into contact with a dead body throughout his Nazirite period. He is cautioned against coming into contact with a dead body - even when mourning for his close relatives.


Despair is the ultimate form of self-worship -- the perception that you have the capacity to truly mess up, to take the world's destiny out of its Creator's hands and sabotage His plans. Know that the world is in a constant state of elevation, rocketing upwards towards its ultimate wholeness at every moment. Every quivering of every leaf, every subtle breeze, every slightest motion of any particle of our universe is another move in that same direction, Even those events that seem to thrust downward are in truth only a part of the ascent -- like the poise of an athlete before he leaps, the contraction of a spring before its energy is released.

There is not a thing you could do halt that dynamic even for a moment. True, you must take responsibility for your deeds and work hard, very hard, to clean up your own mess. But when all the dust settles, you are exactly in the space where you were meant to be: One step closer.

From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - tzvif@aol.com


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