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Negative Commandment 320

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Negative Commandment 320 (Digest)
Working on Shabbat

"You shall not do any manner of work"Exodus 20:10.

We are forbidden from performing work on Shabbat.


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
There are three places regarding which the nations cannot accuse Israel and say, "You have stolen them": the cave of Machpeilah, as it is written: "And Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver" (Genesis 23:16); the Temple Mount, as it is written, "So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold" (I Chronicles 21:25); and Joseph's tomb -- "And [Jacob] bought the parcel of land for a hundred pieces of silver" (Genesis 33:19)
  –Midrash Rabbah, Bereishit 33:19
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