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Daily Mitzvah

Day 118: Positive Commandment 145; Negative Commandment 110

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Positive Commandment 145 (Digest)
Sanctified Objects ("Cherem")

"However, a cherem that a man shall vow to set aside for G‑d from anything he possesses, whether human or beast"Leviticus 27:28.

Anything sanctified as cherem must be given to a priest (unless the person specified that it is "cherem to G‑d," in which case it is donated to the Temple coffers).

Negative Commandment 110 (Digest)
Selling Sanctified Objects ("Cherem")

"No cherem thing...shall be sold"Leviticus 27:28.

Any object that is sanctified as cherem [and consequently must be given to a priest] may not be sold—even to the Temple treasurer.

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
Where the baal teshuvah (penitant) stands, even the perfectly righteous cannot stand in that place
  –Talmud, Berachot 34b
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