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11:1 Sixth Reading
God spoke to Moses and Aaron, telling them
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe ve'el-Aharon lemor alehem.
11:2 to speak to the Israelites, and convey the following to them:

Of all the animals in the world, these are the ones that you may eat:
Daberu el-beney Yisra'el lemor zot hachayah asher tochlu mikol-habehemah asher al-ha'arets.

11:3 Among mammals, you may eat [any one] that has true hooves that are cloven and that brings up its cud.
Kol mafreset parsah veshosa'at shesa prasot ma'alat gera babehemah otah tochelu.



Commentary:

God spoke...
  This explains Leviticus 7:21. Narrative continues in Leviticus 16:1.

Of all the animals...
  See Deuteronomy 14:3-21.

true hooves
  (Saadia; Rashbam; Ibn Ezra; Ibn Janach; Ralbag). Maphreseth parsah in Hebrew. Or, 'that has cloven hooves' (Targum; Rashi; Radak, Sherashim).

that are cloven
  (Saadia, etc.). Or, 'completely split' (Rashi; Radak, Sherashim).





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