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Positive Commandment 127

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Positive Commandment 127 (Digest)
The First Tithe

"But the tithes of the Children of Israel which they offer to G‑d as a gift..."Numbers 18:24.

We are commanded to separate a tenth of our crops and give it to a Levite.

This biblical precept only applies in the Land of Israel.


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
Better a sinful person who knows that he has sinned, than a righteous person who knows that he is righteous
  –The "Seer of Lublin", Chassidic master Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Horowitz
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