Positive Mitzvah 

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Sanctify the first born male that opens the womb

 

 “Sanctify to me every firstborn, the first issue of every womb amongst the children of Israel, man and beast” Shmos 13:2

It is a mitzvah to sanctify the first kosher animal and say “Behold this is holy”.

As it says “You shall sanctify to the Lord your God” Devarim 15:19

Even if you do not consecrate it, it is inherently sanctified.

In present times the first born should graze until it develops a blemish and then belongs to the Kohen.


Applicable for men and women.

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