Ki Tisa - Commandments

Commandments

According to Sefer ha-Chinuch, there are 4 positive and 5 negative commandments in the parshah:

  • To give a half shekel annually
  • A Kohen must wash his hands and feet before service.
  • To prepare the anointing oil
  • Not to anoint with anointing oil
  • Not to reproduce the anointing oil
  • Not to reproduce the incense formula
  • Not to eat or drink anything from an offering to an idol
  • To let the land lie fallow in the Sabbatical year
  • Not to cook meat and milk together

Maimonides, however, attributed to this parshah only the following 4 positive and 3 negative commandments:

  • To give a half shekel annually
  • A Kohen must wash his hands and feet before service.
  • To prepare the anointing oil
  • Not to reproduce the anointing oil
  • Not to anoint with anointing oil
  • Not to reproduce the incense formula
  • To let the land lie fallow in the Sabbatical year

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