Several years ago, my mother texted me a picture of a pigeon that was roosting on a nest on her balcony. For many, this might have been a simple annoyance. But for her, as for other religiously observant Jews, it represented a rare and exciting opportunity to fulfill the will of God.
The Kabbalah of Birds' Nests
Is a biblical commandment against taking a mother bird with her young intended to teach mercy, or is it about something else?