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Daily Mitzvah

Day 117: Positive Commandment 115, 116, 117

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Positive Commandment 115 (Digest)
Donating Animals

"He shall present the animal before the priest and the priest shall evaluate it"Leviticus 27:11-12.

If a person pledges to give a non-kosher animal [or a kosher animal not fit to be brought as a sacrifice] to G‑d, he must follow the law prescribed in the Torah.

Positive Commandment 116 (Digest)
Donating Houses

"And if a man shall sanctify his house, holy to G‑d...the priest shall evaluate it"Leviticus 27:14.

If a person pledges to give a house to G‑d, he must follow the law prescribed in the Torah.

Positive Commandment 117 (Digest)
Donating Fields

"And if a man shall dedicate part of his field"Leviticus 27:16-22.

If a person pledges to give a field to G‑d, he must follow the law prescribed in the Torah. The procedure varies depending whether it is an ancestral field or a field that one acquired.

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
[A very high] level of charity is to give to the poor without knowing to whom one gives, and without the recipient knowing from whom he received. For this is performing a mitzvah solely for the sake of Heaven
  –Mishneh Torah, Laws of Charity, 10:8
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