Vows

Vows

31. Nedarim If a person forbids something tangible to himself even without swearing an oath, he must fulfill his vow and he is forbidden to violate it, as it says “[If a man makes a vow…] to forbid himself something, his word shall not be annulled; he must...
Oaths

Oaths

F. Separation – Haflaah “In the sixth book I will include commandments for which a man becomes responsible if he forbids things to himself, as by oaths or vows. And I have called this book the Book of Separation.” 30. Oaths – Shevuos a) Types...
Slaughter

Slaughter

29. Shechitah a) Slaughtering If one wishes to eat the meat of a permitted animal or bird he must first slaughter it, as it says “[If you say `I shall eat meat’…] you shall slaughter from your cattle or sheep… as the deer and gazelle are eaten,...
Forbidden Foods

Forbidden Foods

28. Maachalos Assuros a) Forbidden Types of Animals We are commanded to know the signs that distinguish the types of animals that it is forbidden to eat from the types that are permitted, as it says “And you shall distinguish between the clean animal and the...
Levirate Marriage and Chalitzah

Levirate Marriage and Chalitzah

24. Yibbum ve-Chalitzah If a man dies childless his oldest brother (on the father’s side) is commanded to marry his wife (even though ordinarily marrying a brother’s wife is incest), as it says “If brothers live together and one of them dies and has...