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12:22 However, you must eat them as you would a deer or gazelle, with the clean and unclean eating together.
Ach ka'asher ye'achel et-hatsvi ve'et-ha'ayal ken tochlenu hatame vehatahor yachdav yochlenu.
12:23 Be extremely careful not to eat the blood, since the blood is [associated] with the spiritual nature, and when you eat flesh, you shall not [ingest] the spiritual nature along with it.
Rak chazak levilti achol hadam ki hadam hu hanafesh velo-tochal hanefesh im-habasar.
12:24 Since you must not eat [the blood], you can pour it on the ground like water.
Lo tochelenu al-ha'arets tishpechenu kamayim.


Be extremely careful
  (Septuagint). Literally, 'be strong,' or, 'restrict your desires' (Targum Yonathan). There was a temptation to eat blood, since it was used in many mystical occult practices (Bachya).

blood is....spiritual nature
  Or 'life-force,' literally, 'soul.' See Leviticus 17:11,14.

you shall not ingest...
  Or, 'Do not eat flesh with life in it,' prohibiting flesh from a living animal (Chullin 102b; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah; Rashi). See Genesis 9:4.


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