Parshas Ki Seitzei-Summary of the Parsha

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 Chapter 1: The Mitzvos

 

Number of Mitzvos:

 

There are a total of Seventy Four Mitzvos in Parshas Ki Seitzei; Twenty Seven positive commands and Fourty seven negative commands. The following are the commands in the order listed by the Sefer Hachinuch.

 

A. Positive:

 

  1. Mitzvah 532/Positive 217: To act appropriately with the Yefas Toar.
  2. Mitzvah 533/Positive 218: To hang those who are liable for death by court.
  3. Mitzvah 534/Positive 219: To burry those hung.
  4. Mitzvah 535/Positive 220: To return lost objects.
  5. Mitzvah 536/Positive 221: To help load one’s friends donkey.
  6. Mitzvah 537/Positive 222: Shiluach Hakein.
  7. Mitzvah 538/Positive 223: To make a fence around a roof and remove any danger from others.
  8. Mitzvah 539/Positive 224: To be Mikadesh a woman prior to marriage.
  9. Mitzvah 540/Positive 225: To remain married to a wife whom one was Motzi Shem Ra.
  10. Mitzvah 541/Positive 226: To stone one had relations with an engaged Naarah.
  11. Mitzvah 542/Positive 227: A rapist of a Naara Besula must marry her.
  12. Mitzvah 543/Positive 228: To designate an area for doing one’s needs at a time of battle.
  13. Mitzvah 544/Positive 229: For every soldier to carry a peg with which he can dig with when he makes his needs.
  14. Mitzvah 545/Positive 230: To ask for interest from Gentiles when giving them a loan.
  15. Mitzvah 546/Positive 231: To fulfill our vows.
  16. Mitzvah 547/Positive 232: To allow a worker to eat the food he is working with.
  17. Mitzvah 548/Positive 233: To divorce one’s wife with a document.
  18. Mitzvah 549/Positive 234: To rejoice one’s wife for the first year and not go to war.
  19. Mitzvah 550/Positive 235: To return a Mashkon to the owner for when he needs.
  20. Mitzvah 551/Positive 236: To pay a worker on time.
  21. Mitzvah 552/Positive 237: To leave a bundle of Shichicha in the field for the poor.
  22. Mitzvah 553/Positive 238: To give Malkos for certain sins.
  23. Mitzvah 554/Positive 239: Yibum.
  24. Mitzvah 555/Positive 240: Chalitza.
  25. Mitzvah 556/Positive 241: Kill a Rodeif.
  26. Mitzvah 557/Positive 242: To remember the acts of Amaleik.
  27. Mitzvah 558/Positive 243: To destroy Amalek.

 

B. Negative:

  1. Mitzvah 559/Negative 316: Not to sell a Yefas Tora.
  2. Mitzvah 560/Negative 317: Not to make a Yefas Toar work in slavery.
  3. Mitzvah 561/Negative 318: Not to allow one who was hung to remain on the tree.
  4. Mitzvah 562/Negative 319: Not to ignore the return of a lost object.
  5. Mitzvah 563/Negative 320: Not to ignore helping the fallen animal of a friend.
  6. Mitzvah 564/Negative 321: A woman may not wear Beged Ish.
  7. Mitzvah 565/Negative 322: A man may not wear Beged Isha.
  8. Mitzvah 566/Negative 323: Not to take the birds with its chicks or eggs.
  9. Mitzvah 567/Negative 324: Not to ignore a public safety hazard.
  10. Mitzvah 568/Negative 325: Not to plant Kilayim of grains and grapes.
  11. Mitzvah 569/Negative 326: Not to eat Kileiy Hakerem.
  12. Mitzvah 570/Negative 327: Not to plow using two different animals.
  13. Mitzvah 571/Negative 328: Not to wear Shatnez.
  14. Mitzvah 572/Negative 329: Not to divorce a woman whom one was Motzi Sheim Ra.
  15. Mitzvah 573/Negative 330: Not punish one who was forced to sin [Oness].
  16. Mitzvah 574/Negative 331: Not to divorce a woman whom one raped and then married.
  17. Mitzvah 575/Negative 332: A Saris [impotent] may not marry a Jewess.
  18. Mitzvah 576/Negative 333: A Mamzer may not marry a Jewess.
  19. Mitzvah 577/Negative 334: An Amoni/Moavi convert may not marry a Jewess.
  20. Mitzvah 578/Negative 335: Not to make peace with Amon/Moav.
  21. Mitzvah 579/Negative 336: Not to prevent an Edomite convert from marrying a Jewess.
  22. Mitzvah 580/Negative 337: Not to prevent an Egyptian convert from marrying a Jewess.
  23. Mitzvah 581/Negative 338: An impure person may not enter into the Levite encampment.
  24. Mitzvah 582/Negative 339: Not to force a run-away slave to return from Eretz Yisrael to his master in the Diaspora.
  25. Mitzvah 583/Negative 340: Not to oppress a slave who ran away to Eretz Yisrael.
  26. Mitzvah 584/Negative 341: Not to have relations with a woman without Chuppah and Kiddushin.
  27. Mitzvah 585/Negative 342: Not to offer a Karban that was the Esnan of a Zona or in exchange of a dog.
  28. Mitzvah 586/Negative 343: Not to take interest from a loan to a Jew.
  29. Mitzvah 587/Negative 344: Not to delay a Neder/Nedava.
  30. Mitzvah 588/Negative 345: A worker may not take more food than allowed under law.
  31. Mitzvah 589/Negative 346: A worker may not eat on the job.
  32. Mitzvah 590/Negative 347: Not to remarry an ex who remarried.
  33. Mitzvah 591/Negative 348: A Chasan may not leave home the first year.
  34. Mitzvah 592/Negative 349: Not to take food vessels as a Mashkon.
  35. Mitzvah 593/Negative 350: Not to remove the signs of Tzaraas.
  36. Mitzvah 594/Negative 351: Not to forcibly take a Mashkon from a debtor.
  37. Mitzvah 595/Negative 352: Not to abstain from returning the Mashkon from the debtor upon him needing it.
  38. Mitzvah 596/Negative 353: A relative may not testify.
  39. Mitzvah 597/Negative 354: For a judge not to twist judgment of an orphan or convert.
  40. Mitzvah 598/Negative 355: Not to take a Mashkon from a widow.
  41. Mitzvah 599/Negative 356: Not to take the bundles of Shichicha left in the field.
  42. Mitzvah 600/Negative 357: Not to give more lashes than required.
  43. Mitzvah 601/Negative 358: Not to muzzle an animal while it works in the field.
  44. Mitzvah 602/Negative 359: For a Yevama not to amrry anyone else other than her Yavam.
  45. Mitzvah 603/Negative 360: Not to have mercy on a Rodeif.
  46. Mitzvah 604/Negative 361: Not to own false measurements.
  47. Mitzvah 605/Negative 362: Not to forget the actions of Amaleik.

 

 

Chapter 2: Outline of the Parsha

 Pesukim: 110 [Siman:עלי]

 

Rishon

 

  1. Yefas Toar:
    • If one sees a beautiful woman during war he is to bring her home and shave her head and she is to grow her nails.
    • She is to not wear her beautiful clothing.
    • She is to sit in the home and mourn her parents for a month.
    • If one does not want her she is to be sent out free.
  2. Son of beloved wife and son of hated wife:
    • The Bechor always gets precedence and a double portion even if he is the Bechor of the hated wife.
  3. Ben Sorer Umorer:
    • If one has a son that does not listen to them the son is to be bought by the parents to the city gats.
    • The son is to be stoned.

      Sheiyni

  4. Miscellaneous Mitzvos:
    • Not to allow one who was hung to remain on the tree.
    • Hashavas Aveida
    • Helping load the donkey of a friend.
    • Not to wear Beged Isha/Ish.
    • Shiluach Hakein: One is granted long life for fulfilling this comamnd 

      Shelishi

  5. Miscellaneous Mitzvos:
    • Making a fence on the roof.
    • Issur of Kilayim of grapes and grains.
    • Issur of Kilayim plowing with two different animals.
    • Issur of Shatnez.
    • Mitzvah of Tzitzis.
    • Motzi Shem Ra: He is to be fined and cannot divorce his wife
    • Issur oif Eishes Ish-Both the adultery and adulteress are to be killed.
    • If she was a Naarah Meurasa-she is to be stoned.
    • If she was raped only he is killed.
    • The law if one raped a single Naarah.
    • Not to marry one’s father’s wife.
    • A Saris [impotent] may not marry a Jewess.
    • A Mamzer may not marry a Jewess.
    • An Amoni/Moavi convert may not marry a Jewess.
    • Not to make peace with Amon/Moav.

      Revi’i

  6. Miscellaneous Mitzvos:
    • Not to prevent an Edomite convert from marrying a Jewess.
    • Not to prevent an Egyptian convert from marrying a Jewess.
    • An impure person may not enter into the Levite encampment.
    • Every soldier is to carry a peg with which he can dig with when he makes his needs.
    • Not to force a run-away slave to return from Eretz Yisrael to his master in the Diaspora.
    • Not to oppress a slave who ran away to Eretz Yisrael.
    • Not to have relations with a woman without Chuppah and Kiddushin.
    • Not to offer a Karban that was the Esnan of a Zona or in exchange of a dog.
    • Not to take interest from a loan to a Jew.
    • To ask for interest from Gentiles when giving them a loan.
    • To fulfill our vows.

      Chamishi

       

  7. Miscellaneous Mitzvos:
    • To allow a worker to eat the food he is working with.
    • A worker may not take more food than allowed under law.
    • To divorce one’s wife with a document.
    • Not to remarry an ex who remarried.

      Shishi

  8. Miscellaneous Mitzvos:
    • To rejoice one’s wife for the first year and not go to war.
    • Not to take food vessels as a Mashkon.
    • To kill a kidnapper
    • Not to remove the signs of Tzaraas.
    • Remember what Hashem did to Miriam when she left Mitzrayim.
    • Laws of a Mashkon. 

      Shevi’i

  9. Miscellaneous Mitzvos:
    • To pay a worker on time.
    • A relative may not testify.
    • For a judge not to twist judgment of an orphan or convert.
    • Not to give more lashes than required.
    • Mitzvah of Yibum
    • Chalitza
    • If a woman injures a man in his private area she is to have her arm cut off.
    • Not to own false measurements.
    • Remembering Amaleik

 

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