In a recent Torah reading, it talked about the daughters of Zelophehad choosing to marry within their tribe, in order to keep their father's inheritance within his tribe.

The guest rabbi, whom I heard recently, mentioned something to the effect that that particular Torah command, of the women commanded to marry within their tribe, was only a mitzvah "for that generation and not to be repeated from generation to generation".

My question, which are directed to those who know the Gemara, Mishna, Halacha, etc., is:

What other Torah commands are there, if any, that were only meant "for that generation and not to be repeated from generation to generation"?

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    Putting blood on doorposts on erev pesach. Attacking the Midianites. The Miluim offerings. Speaking to rocks.
    – Double AA
    Aug 13, 2017 at 20:01
  • I agree (my idea was also about the attacking the Midianites, as being only for that generation), but I would like a Jewish bibliographic source stating these.
    – ninamag
    Aug 13, 2017 at 20:03
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    I don't have all the sources but Rambam in Sefer HaMitzvos Shoresh 3 lists some that didn't apply for all times, attacking the Bahag who lists some of them in his list of the taryag.
    – robev
    Aug 13, 2017 at 20:25
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    While hard to understand, the Ramban in the beginning of Sefer Bamidbar claims that all the commandments in Sefer Bamidbar are either explanations of mitzvot given earlier, or only applicable to the generation in the Desert.
    – Menachem
    Aug 13, 2017 at 21:32
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    Ramban Bamidbar 1:1. I linked directly to it
    – Menachem
    Aug 14, 2017 at 5:30


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