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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

127 - AN UNCIRCUMCISED PERSON EATING THE PASSOVER OFFERING


Exodus 12:48 -- “And when a stranger dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it.”

“The reason for this prohibition is explained by our sages as follows: The Israelites neglected circumcision during their long stay in Egypt, in order to make themselves appear like the Egyptians. When God gave them the commandment of the Passover, and ordered that no one should kill the Paschal lamb unless he, his sons, and all the male persons in his household were circumcised, that only then he could come near and keep it (Ex. XII, 48), all observed this commandment.”*

* Moreh Nebuchim III, 46

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