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Negative Mitzvot 348, 349, 350, 351
Negative Mitzvah 348: A man may not act indecently with an animal
Leviticus 18:23 "Do not act indecently with an animal"
A man is forbidden to act in an indecent manner with an animal.
Negative Mitzvah 349: A woman may not act indecently with an animal
Leviticus 18:23 "A woman may not act indecently with an animal"
A woman is forbidden to act in an indecent manner with an animal.
Negative Mitzvah 350: Prohibition against male relationships
Leviticus 18:22 "Do not have a relationship with a male as you would with a woman"
Men are not allowed to have a relationship with each other as they would with women.
Negative Mitzvah 351: Prohibition against a father-son relationship
Leviticus 18:7 "Do not act immodestly with your father"
It is forbidden to act immodestly with your father.
There was a time when people did not have careers. People did not live to acquire material wealth. People worked to earn enough for their families to eat that day, with a little extra saved for the Sabbath. Today we are slaves of the houses, the cars and the gadgets we must acquire.
Rabbi Shalom Ber of Lubavitch had a chassid who owned a boot-making business. Seeing how this chassid had become obsessed with his business, he commented, "Feet in galoshes I've seen. A head in galoshes I've never seen before." When wall-to-wall carpeting came in vogue in the fifties and everyone had to take a bank loan to have them, the Rebbe retold this episode and concluded, "At least boots are higher than the ground. But heads into carpets...!"
From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - email@example.com