Vows, Oaths and Swearing, The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years,
The Court and Judicial Procedure, Injuries and Damages, Property and Property Rights,
Criminal Laws, Punishment and Restitution
Each mitzvah is color coded, green
indicates the commandments that should still be followed, Yellow
indicates ceremonial law that applies to Jews, and can be followed by Gentile
G-d Fearers, Orange indicates the
commandment can no longer be followed. No highlight indicates it is
subject to debate.
Vows, Oaths and Swearing
That a man should fulfill whatever
he has uttered (Deut. 23:24).
Not to swear needlessly (Ex. 20:7).
Not to violate an oath or swear
falsely (Lev. 19:12).
To decide in cases of annulment of
vows, according to the rules set forth in the Torah
Not to break a vow (Num. 30:3).
To swear by His name truly (Deut.
Not to delay in fulfilling vows or
bringing vowed or free-will offerings (Deut. 23:22).
The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years
To let the land lie fallow in the Sabbatical year (Ex. 23:11; Lev. 25:2).
To cease from tilling the land in the Sabbatical year (Ex. 23:11)
Not to till the ground in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:4) (negative).
Not to do any work on the trees in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:4).
Not to reap the aftermath that grows in the Sabbatical year, in the same
way as it is reaped in other years (Lev. 25:5).
Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Sabbatical year in the same way
as it is gathered in other years (Lev. 25:5).
To sound the Ram's horn in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:9).
To release debts in the seventh year (Deut. 15:2).
Not to demand return of a loan after the Sabbatical year has passed (Deut.
Not to refrain from making a loan to a poor man, because of the release of
loans in the Sabbatical year (Deut. 15:9).
To assemble the people to hear the
Torah at the close of the seventh year (Deut. 31:12).
To count the years of the Jubilee
by years and by cycles of seven years (Lev. 25:8).
To keep the Jubilee year holy by
resting and letting the land lie fallow (Lev. 25:10).
Not to cultivate the soil nor do
any work on the trees, in the Jubilee Year (Lev. 25:11).
Not to reap the aftermath of the
field that grew of itself in the Jubilee Year, in the same way as in other
years (Lev. 25:11).
Not to gather the fruit of the
tree in the Jubilee Year, in the same way as in other years (Lev. 25:11).
To grant redemption to the land in
the Jubilee year (Lev. 25:24).
The Court and Judicial Procedure
To appoint judges and officers in every community of Israel (Deut. 16:18).
Not to appoint as a judge, a person who is not well versed in the laws of
the Torah, even if he is
expert in other branches of knowledge (Deut. 1:17).
To adjudicate cases of purchase and sale (Lev.
To judge cases of liability of a paid depositary (Ex. 22:9).
To adjudicate cases of loss for which a gratuitous borrower is liable (Ex.
To adjudicate cases of inheritances (Num. 27:8-11).
To judge cases of damage caused by an uncovered pit (Ex. 21:33-34).
To judge cases of injuries caused by beasts (Ex. 21:35-36).
To adjudicate cases of damage caused by trespass of cattle (Ex. 22:4).
To adjudicate cases of damage caused by fire (Ex. 22:5).
To adjudicate cases of damage caused by a gratuitous depositary (Ex.
To adjudicate other cases between a plaintiff and a defendant (Ex. 22:8).
Not to curse a judge (Ex. 22:27).
That one who possesses evidence shall testify in Court (Lev. 5:1).
Not to testify falsely (Ex. 20:13).
That a witness, who has testified in a capital case, shall not lay down
the law in that particular case (Num. 35:30).
That a transgressor shall not testify (Ex. 23:1).
That the court shall not accept the testimony of a close relative of the
defendant in matters of capital punishment (Deut. 24:16).