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Daily Mitzvah

Day 119: Negative Commandment 111, 215

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Negative Commandment 111 (Digest)
Redeeming Sanctified Property ("Cherem")

"No cherem...shall be redeemed"Leviticus 27:28.

It is forbidden to redeem an object that is sanctified as cherem, exchanging it for its monetary value. Rather, the cherem itself must be given to the priest.

Negative Commandment 215 (Digest)
Planting a Mixture of Seeds

"You shall not sow your field with mingled seeds"Leviticus 19:19.

It is forbidden – in the Land of Israel – to plant together a mixture of different types of seeds.

Included in this precept is the universal prohibition against grafting together different species.

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
Our sages have said, "Words which come from the heart, enter the heart." It therefore follows that if you have failed to have a positive influence on your fellow, the fault lies not with him or her, but with yourself. Had you truly been sincere, your words would certainly have been effective.
  –Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (Hayom Yom, Iyar 26)
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