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 26:14
26:14 'I have not eaten [the second tithe] while in mourning. I have not separated any of it while unclean, and I have not used any for the dead. I have obeyed [You], God my Lord, and have done all that You commanded me.
Lo-achalti ve'oni mimenu velo-vi'arti mimenu betame velo-natati mimenu lemet shamati bekol Adonay Elohay asiti kechol asher tsivitani.



Commentary:

the second tithe
  (Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 151; Ramban).

mourning
  (Maaser Sheni 5:12; Targum; Rashi; Septuagint). Or, 'dishonestly' (Rashbam; Paaneach Razah; cf. Abarbanel).

separated
  (Maaser Sheni 5:12; Targum Yonathan). Or, 'consumed' (Rashi; Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 150).

for the dead
  Such as to buy shrouds and a casket (Sifri; Rashi; Maaser Sheni 5:12). Actually, the second tithe cannot be used for any non-food purpose. Some say that use for non-food purposes other than the dead does not prevent one from making this statement, even though it is forbidden (Ramban; Shenoth Eliahu on Maaser Sheni 5:12). Others say that although fruits of the second tithes that have become unclean may be used for non-food purposes, they still may not be used for the dead (Rash on Maaser Sheni 5:12 from Yevamoth 74a). Others interpret 'dead' as denoting any use that does not sustain life, that is, any non-food use (Yad, Maaser Sheni 3:10; Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 152).





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