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Daily Mitzvah

Day 133: Positive Commandment 127

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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 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
Just as with the mitzva of tefillin, for example, there is a designated place for them on the head and arm, and one feels the weight of the head-tefilla and the tightness of the hand-tefilla, so too with the mitzvot of love and fear of G-d... the fulfillment of these mitzvot is that there be a bodily sensation, that the very flesh of the heart actually feel; just as, for example, [the love one feels] when one meets a truly devoted friend...
  –Hayom Yom, Av 20
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