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Be Nice to Animals

Updated: Oct 20, 2022



Divine Code for October 16, 2022

Today: Page 234


Topic Part IV -- vision for humanity


Upcoming blogs will cover the Prohibition of Meat from a Living Animal which consists of five prohibitions and their offshoots.


The Hebrew name of the prohibition of Meat from a living Animal is: Eiver Min ha'Hai (Limb from a living animal).


Although, after the flood, G-d gave Noah and his descendants permission to eat meat, there are rules attached to this.


G-d is concerned with the welfare of all His creatures, including animals. He not only gives rules on how we may kill and eat them, but He also gives rules on how we should treat animals in general. We must not hurt them or cause them unnecessary suffering. This comes under the rule Tza'ar ba'alei hayim.


All these rules are important for animal welfare, but also teach us how to treat humans. If G-d cares so much that we don't hurt or cause suffering to animals, how much more so does this apply to humans, humans created in His Image.



Reading schedule the Divine Code


Yesterday: Topic 4:7 - 4:12

Tomorrow: Topic In our generation - Eiver Min Ha'hai




Brought By Angelique Sijbolts

 

Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.


 

Sources

The Divine Code 4e edition by rabbi Moshe Weiner

 

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