Rivkah is an Administrator and English instructor at Assemble-Together eCampus. She has homeschooled her five children for the past fifteen years while providing a home on the run with her husband a veteran of the US Army. Her passion has always been creative writing; from a young age creating stories and poems. This passion for English led her to pursue her degree in English Single Subject with a speciality in Creative Writing at Humboldt State University. Aware of the need for accessible Day Schools and seeing a future where she may one day run or open such a school she received a Masters in Education Administration. Rivkah knows that providing a quality education affordably will allow the next generation to take their place as leaders in our communities.
The 37th prohibition is that we are forbidden from requesting information or an answer to a question from one who performs the practice of yidoni.1
The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,2 "Among you there shall not be found anyone...who consults ov or yidoni."
In the words of the Sifra, "[In the verse],3 'Do not turn to the idols called ov or yidoni,' ov refers to a pitom(practitioner) who speaks5 from his armpit, and yidoni is one who speaks6 from his mouth. They are punished by stoning, and the one who consults them transgresses a prohibition.7
(The usual translation of Ov and Yidoni is "one who has a ghost" and
The 16th prohibition is that we are forbidden from leading someone astray by encouraging [even] one Jew to serve idolatry. The person who does so is called a meisit )inciter), as we have explained above.1
The verse which is the source of this commandment is G‑d's statement (exalted be He), regarding a meisit,2 "'[If your maternal brother tries to lead you astray…secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve false gods…You shall put him to death…] and they shall no longer do such an evil thing in your midst."
One who transgresses this prohibition, i.e. the one who incites another Jew [towards idolatry] is liable to execution by stoning, as the verse states,3 "You must certainly kill him." The one whom the meisit tried to incite should be the one to perform the execution, as in G‑d's statement (exalted be He),4 "Your hand shall be the first against him to kill him." In the words of the Sifri, "The one who was incited is commanded to execute him."
The details of this mitzvah have been explained in the seventh chapter of Sanhedrin.5
(Meaning, that once the Court gives a verdict of death, the one incited becomes the executioner. There is no extra judicial killing, other than in self defense, or defense of another. -J.S.)