Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.

Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 57, 56, 58

Video & Audio Classes
Show content in:

Positive Commandment 57 (Digest)
The Second Passover

"On the fourteenth day of the second month, in the afternoon, they shall do it"Numbers 9:11.

One who was prevented from offering the Paschal Offering in its proper time is commanded to offer the "Second Passover" one month later, on the 14th of Iyar.

Women are exempt from this mitzvah.

Positive Commandment 56 (Digest)
Eating the Paschal Offering

"And they shall eat the meat on that night, roasted over the fire, together with matzah; with bitter herbs they shall eat it"Exodus 12:8.

We are commanded to eat the Paschal Offering on the eve of the fifteenth of Nissan [the first night of Passover], according to all the requirements detailed in the Torah: it must be roasted, eaten all in one home, and accompanied by the consumption of matzah and bitter herbs.

Positive Commandment 58 (Digest)
Eating the Second Passover Offering

"And eat it with matzah and bitter herbs"Numbers 9:11.

[Those who must offer the "Second Passover," as explained in Positive Commandment 57, are] commanded to eat the Second Passover Offering on the eve of the fifteenth of Iyar, together with matzah and bitter herbs.

Women are exempt from this mitzvah (just as they are exempt from offering the Second Passover Offering).

Link p57


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
As long as Sarah lived, there was a blessing on her dough, and the lamp used to burn from the eve of the Sabbath until the eve of the following Sabbath; when she died, these ceased; but when Rebecca came, they returned
  –Midrash Rabbah, Bereishit 60
This page in other languages