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The third group of commandments called “Chukim”, (statutes) second in the list of the wise
son have nothing to do with anything that we can understand. They do not seem to commemorate
anything, they do not seem to contribute to civilized behaviour as do those in the first category, they
(Rashi Ex. Ch. 13 V. 18) __________________________________________________________________________
*Another translation of the word
is 'armed' 39 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
do not seem to commemorate any particular historic event as do the Aydot and they only apply to the
Jewish people to the exclusion of all others.
In this category are all the dietary laws, eating kosher meat and fish, the prohibition of eating
and cooking meat and milk together, (Lev. Ch. 11), all the laws relating to mixed species, that is not
wearing clothes made of a mixture of wool and linen, and the laws relating to the prohibition of
planting different species together. (Lev Ch. 19 V. 19 )
The most famous one in this category is the commandment of the “Red H...
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