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Daily Mitzvah

Day 102: Positive Commandment 147

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Positive Commandment 147 (Digest)
Covering Blood

"...and spills its blood, and he shall cover it with earth"Leviticus 17:13.

We are commanded to cover the blood of a ritually slaughtered bird or non-domesticated animal.

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 body of a man is the wick, and the divine light is kindled above it. And King Solomon cried (Ecclesiastes 9:8), "Let there be no lack of oil on your head." For the light on a man's head must have oil, meaning good deeds...
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