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08-08-2012
Title:
Negative Commandment #168

Message:
Sefer Ha’mitzvos Ha’Katzar (The concise book of mitzvos)
By the Chofetz Chaim

This book lists the Torah mitzvos that can be observed today

Second Section – the Negative Commandments

168. It is a negative commandment "do not practice sorcery"

As it states in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18:10, "there shall not be found among yourselves... a sorcerer." Sorcery is using certain kinds of grasses and stones and combining them with other items people use, and other things like this. A person who does sorcery is liable to the death penalty of stoning. It is forbidden by Rabbinic law for a person to ask for something through sorcery.

This applies in all places and at all times, for men and for women.

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