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Shabbat, 15 Cheshvan 5778 / November 4, 2017
The Mishneh Torah was the Rambam's (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon) magnum opus, a work spanning hundreds of chapters and describing all of the laws mentioned in the Torah. To this day it is the only work that details all of Jewish observance, including those laws which are only applicable when the Holy Temple is in place. Participating in the one of the annual study cycles of these laws (3 chapters/day, 1 chapter/day, or Sefer Hamitzvot) is a way we can play a small but essential part in rebuilding the final Temple.

Daily Mitzvah

Daily Mitzvah

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Negative Commandment 320 (Digest)
Working on Shabbat

"You shall not do any manner of work"Exodus 20:10.

We are forbidden from performing work on Shabbat.


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
"And you shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might (me'od)" (Deuteronomy 6:4). "With all your heart" -- with both your inclinations, with your good inclination and with your evil inclination. "With all your soul" -- even to the point that someone takes your life. "With all your meod" -- with all your money. Another interpretation: "With all your me'od" -- whatever measure (middah) He metes out (moded) to you, thank (modeh) Him exceedingly (me'od me'od).
  –Talmud, Berachot 54a
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