Respect the life of all G‑d’s creatures. As intelligent beings, we have a duty not to cause undue pain to other creatures.

The sub-laws of the Law of Respect for Animals According to

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Lichtenstein;

[2 Negative, 0 Positive]


  1. “Against eating a limb severed from a living animal, beast, or fowl.”

    Negative Mitzvah 182
    Deuteronomy 12:23 “And you may not eat the life with the meat”

  2. “Against eating the flesh of any animal which was torn by a wild beast which, in part, prohibits the eating of such flesh as was torn off an animal while it was still alive.”

    Negative Mitzvah 181
    Exodus 22:30 “Neither shall you eat any meat that is torn in the field”

Especially now in these turbulent times, when so many people everywhere feel pressured and unsettled as a result of the global financial crisis, it is more important than ever to focus on the most important part of life: the spiritual integrity of human beings before G-d and the desire of the Creator to bestow all blessings on humanity through the full and complete redemption. At the same time, for the sake of children and youth around the world, it is critical that the representatives of the nations affirm and commit publicly to the basic premise, that people respect the very core fabric of life given by the Creator, which the Seven Universal Laws of Noah represent.  - Rabbi YD Kohen