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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 223; Negative Commandment 104

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Positive Commandment 223 (Digest)
The Suspected Adulteress

"Should any man's wife go astray"Numbers 5:12.

In the event that a woman is suspected of adultery [and there is significant circumstantial evidence pointing to her infidelity], we are commanded to follow the pertinent laws detailed in the Torah. This includes her bringing a special meal offering in the Holy Temple and drinking a special potion.

Negative Commandment 104 (Digest)
Oil on the Suspected Adulteress' Meal Offering

"He shall pour no oil upon it"Numbers 5:15.

It is forbidden to mix oil into the suspected adulteress' meal offering [as is done by almost all other meal offerings].


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
...and so it is with every created thing: if the letters of the "ten utterances" with which G-d created the world during the six days of creation were to depart from it for but an instant, G-d forbid, it would revert to absolute nothingness
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
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