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Positive Commandment 243

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Positive Commandment 243 (Digest)
The Paid Guardian and the Renter

"If a man gives his fellow a donkey, a bull, or a lamb..."Exodus 22:9.

We are commanded to follow the rules outlined in the Torah regarding a paid watchman and a renter. Similar rules regulate the both of them [in the event that the item being watched or rented is lost or damaged].


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 I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, but the people with me did not see it; yet a great terror befell them, and they fled into hiding" (Daniel 10:7). But if they did not see the vision, why were they terrified? Because though they themselves did not see, their mazal (supernal soul) saw...
  –Talmud, Megillah 3a
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