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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 113

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Negative Commandment 113 (Digest)
Doing Work with Animal Designated for Sacrifice

"You shall not do any work with the firstborn of your ox"Deuteronomy 15:19.

It is forbidden to do work with an animal designated for sacrifice [e.g., to use the animal to plow or to transport a load].

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.
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The disciples of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi once asked him: Which is greater -- to love G-d, or to love a fellow Jew? Replied the Rebbe: The love of G-d and the love of a fellow are equally ingrained in the Jewish soul. G-d loves every Jew. So to love a fellow is to love what G-d loves, which is greater than to love Him Himself.
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