Sunday, January 13, 2013

Halocho #1024 – One animal at a time

The Torah prohibits using different species of animals at the same time. This is called Kil'ay Beheimah. 

One may not pull a wagon with 2 different types of animals, e.g. a donkey and a horse. 

One may not ride in a wagon being pulled by 2 different types of animals. 

One may not even tie 2 different types of animals together to prevent them from escaping; this applies to birds as well. 

One may use a female and male of the same species as well as small and large animals of the same species. E.g. one could pull a wagon with a cow, a bull and a calf. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 175:2, 3, 5

- Danny
Sunday, 2 Shvat 5773

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