Joel Brewer
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The 142nd prohibition is that we are forbidden from drinking wine which is ma'aser sheni outside Jerusalem.

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement,1 "In your own settlements, you may not eat the tithes of your grain, wine [and oil]."

One who doesn't redeem it and eats it [outside Jerusalem] is punished by lashes, subject to the same condition mentioned regarding ma'aser sheni of grain.2
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The 141st prohibition is that we are forbidden from eating grain which is ma'aser sheni outside Jerusalem. ("Second Tithe". After a portion of the crop was given to a Kohen [terumah], and 10% was given to a Levite [Maaser Rishon], and additional 10% was removed. In certain years, it was given to the poor [maaser 'ani] and in certain years it was eaten by the grower in Jerusalem [maaser sheni]. -J.S.)
The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement,1 "In your own settlements, you may not eat the tithes of your grain, [wine, and oil]."

One who eats ma'aser sheni [outside Jerusalem] without redeeming it is punished by lashes; but only upon the condition given in the end of Makos2 — that it first "saw the face of the Temple," i.e. was brought inside the walls of Jerusalem, and then was eaten outside [Jerusalem]. This is clearly stated in that Talmudic passage: "When is he punished by lashes? When it first 'saw the face of the Temple.' "
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What a week! We're hanging out with the Brewers, McCullars and Herrera's. Such fun to be with so many of our A-T family. Lots of children ranging in age from 2 - 18. We get to share Purim this week, but have to head back to reality next Monday (25th). Colder temps for sure :-( Can't encourage each of you enough to try to connect "face-to-face" with the amazing people of A-T. You certainly won't regret it!
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@betty-babberl == Just wanted to let you know that Kings and Prophets WILL meet this week :-) We're enjoying 65-70 degree weather. No rain since the first day. Our new camper is HUGE!!! All the Brewers plus us fit easily -- that's 8 people. Hope to see you on Cup of Joe this week, too. Hugs!
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And the 140th prohibition is that we are forbidden from eating those invalid sacrifices which may not be eaten. This is when there is a blemish which was inflicted intentionally, as explained in tractate Bechorot,1 or when, after it was slaughtered, the sacrifice became invalid in a way that prohibits its consumption.(Such as being taken out of its "place"; in some sacrifices, the Temple Courtyard, in others, the walls of Jerusalem-J.S.)

The source of this commandment is the verse,2 "Do not eat any abomination."

The Sifri says, "The verse, 'Do not eat any abomination,' refers to invalid sacrifices." It also says there, "R. Eliezer ben Yaakov says, 'What is the source in Scripture that one who blemishes the ear of a firstborn animal3 and eats from it transgresses a prohibition? It is the verse, 'Do not eat any abomination.'"

One who eats [from such a sacrifice] is punished by lashes.

The details of this mitzvah have been explained in tractate Bechorot.
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And the 139th prohibition is that kohanim are forbidden from eating meat from any sin-offering whose blood is sprinkled inside [the Sanctuary1].(On the golden altar, as opposed to the altar in the Temple courtyard.J.S.))

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement2 (exalted be He), "Any sin-offering whose blood is brought into the ohel moed to make atonement in the Sanctuary may not be eaten; it must be burned in fire."

One who does eat [from this meat] is punished by lashes.

In the words of the Sifra: "The verse, 'it may not be eaten; it must be burned in fire' teaches you that there is a prohibition to eat anything the Torah requires you to burn."3
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And the 138th prohibition is that we1 are forbidden from eating the a kohen's meal-offering.

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement2 (exalted be He), "Every meal-offering brought by a kohen must be completely burned. Do not eat it."

This prohibition is reiterated in reference to the chavitei kohen gadol,(a special meal offering brought daily by the High Priest) which is also a meal-offering.

One who transgresses this prohibition is punished by lashes.

[We see that this counts as a prohibition from] the words of the Sifra: "The phrase [which says that a kohen's meal-offering] 'must be completely burned. Do not eat it' teaches us that for anything that, 'must be completely burned,' there is a prohibition to eat it."
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The 137th prohibition is that a chalalah(a woman who has ever had relations with someone she would be forbidden to marry) is forbidden from eating those sacred portions she would otherwise be allowed to eat [by virtue of being in the family of a Kohen] — i.e. terumah, the brisket, and the leg [of peace offerings].

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement,2 "When a Kohen's daughter marries a non-Kohen, she nay no longer eat the holy terumah."

Our Sages say tractate Yevamot,3 "The verse 'When a Kohen's daughter marries a non-Kohen' indicates that once she has had relations with someone forbidden to her, she becomes forbidden [to eat terumah] (heave offering of produce given to the kohen)."

They interpret the phrase, "she may no longer eat the holy terumah" (terumat hakodashim) as referring to "that which is separated from the sacrifices" — i.e. the brisket, and the leg [of peace offerings].

The passage there states, "The verse could have said 'She may no longer eat kodashim.' Why does it say terumat hakodashim? To teach us two things." The meaning of this statement: the verse teaches [first of all] that once she has had relations with someone forbidden to her, she becomes forbidden to eat terumah; and [secondly] that if she married a non-Kohen and then he died, she can resume eating terumah but no the brisket and the leg.

Therefore this prohibition includes two parts: one that a chalalah may not eat holy offerings; and two, that a Kohen's daughter who married a non-Kohen may not eat the brisket and the leg even if her husband dies or divorces her.

However, the prohibition of eating terumah while she is still married to him is not derived from this verse; but the guardians of the Oral Tradition have learned it from the verse,4 "No non-Kohen may eat kodesh (holy things)." As long as she is married to a non-Kohen she is considered the same as he is, and is therefore the word zar (non-Kohen) refers to her as well. You should keep this in mind, and also that she also receives lashes for violating this prohibition.
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The 136th prohibition is that a Kohen who is tameh (ritually impure) is forbidden from eating terumah.

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement,1 "Any descendant of Aharon who has a leprous mark or a discharge may not eat any sacred offering until he has purified himself."

In tractate Makkot,2 our Sages say, "What is the source for the prohibition of [a Kohen who is tameh] eating terumah? From the verse, 'Any descendant...' The only thing equal to all of Aharon's descendants is terumah."

The meaning of this phrase "equal to all of Aharon's descendants": is that the verse refers to something all his descendants — male and female — are allowed to eat.3

This prohibition is repeated in the verse,4 "They [i.e. the Kohanim] shall keep My charge [and not profane the sacred offering]."

One who transgresses this prohibition is punished by mitah bidei shamayim.(death by Heavenly agency)

In the 9th chapter of tractate Sanhedrin,5 our Sages enumerate those who receive mita bidei shamayim, and include among them the Kohen who eats terumah t'hora (which is ritually pure) when he is tameh. The prove this from the verse "They [i.e. the Kohanim] shall keep My charge [and not profane the sacred offering], which is a sin that can cause them to die."