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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 164: Positive Commandment 84, 85; Negative Commandment 90

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Positive Commandment 84 (Digest)
Offering Sacrifices in the Chosen Sanctuary

"And there, you shall do all that I command you..."Deuteronomy 12:14.

We are commanded to offer sacrifices only in the Holy Temple.

Positive Commandment 85 (Digest)
Bringing Pledged Sacrifices from Outside Israel

"Only the holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take and go to the place"Deuteronomy 12:26.

We are commanded to bring all sacrifices – Sin, Burnt, Guilt and Peace Offerings – to the Holy Temple, though the person and the animal are outside of Israel, and despite the long journey involved.

Negative Commandment 90 (Digest)
Slaughtering Sacrifices outside the Holy Temple

"...who slaughters an ox, a lamb, or a goat inside the camp, or who slaughters outside the camp, but does not bring it to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting to offer up as a sacrifice to G‑d . . . this shall be counted for that man as blood; he has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off"Leviticus 17:3.

It is forbidden to slaughter outside the Holy Temple any animal designated for sacrifice.

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Daily Quote
Everything is placed in pledge, and a net is spread over all the living. The store is open, the storekeeper extends credit, the account-book lies open, the hand writes, and all who wish to borrow may come and borrow. The collection-officers make their rounds every day and exact payment from man, with his knowledge and without his knowledge. Their case is well founded, the judgement is a judgement of truth, and ultimately, all is prepared for the feast.
  –Rabbi Akiva (Ethics of the Fathers 3:16)
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