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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 107, 113

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Important Message Regarding This Lesson

The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of 3 chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code. There are instances when the Mitzvah is repeated a few days consecutively while the exploration of the same Mitzvah continues in the in-depth track.

Positive Commandment 107 (Digest)
Ritual Impurity Contracted through Contact with a Corpse

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity contracted through contact with a human corpse. [I.e., if contracted, one must follow all the laws associated with this impurity.]

Positive Commandment 113 (Digest)
The Red Heifer

"And it shall be as a keepsake for the congregation of the children of Israel"—Numbers 19:9.

We are commanded to prepare a red heifer [as detailed in the Torah], to have it ready for the procedure of purifying those who are ritually impure as a result of contact with a corpse.

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
When G-d gave the Torah to the People of Israel, He said to them: "I require guarantors." Said the people: "The heaven and the earth shall be our guarantors." Said G-d: "They won't last forever." Said they: "Our fathers will guarantee it." Said He: "They are busy." Said they: "Our children will guarantee it." Said He: "These are excellent guarantors."
  –Mechilta D'Rashbi
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