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Daily Mitzvah

Day 163: Negative Commandment 124; Positive Commandment 88, 83; Negative Commandment 155

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Negative Commandment 124 (Digest)
Baking the Remainder of a Meal Offering as Leaven

"It shall not be baked leavened. It is their portion; I have given it to them of My fire offerings "Leviticus 6:10.

It is forbidden to bake the remainder of the Meal Offerings [i.e., the part of the offering not offered on the altar, to which the priests are entitled] as leaven.

Positive Commandment 88 (Digest)
Consumption of the Meal Offerings

"And the remainder of it, Aaron and his sons shall eat as unleavened bread"Leviticus 6:9.

The kohanim (priests) are commanded to eat the remainder (i.e. the part that has not been offered on the altar) of the meal offerings.

This mitzvah is restricted to male kohanim.

Positive Commandment 83 (Digest)
Fulfilling Sacrificial Obligations

"You shall inquire after His dwelling and come there. And there you shall bring your burnt offerings"Deuteronomy 12:5-6.

We are commanded to satisfy all our pledges on the first festival – of the three biblical festivals: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot – following the undertaking of the pledge.

This includes all pledged sacrifices, monies, as well as the various mandatory gifts for the poor.

Negative Commandment 155 (Digest)
Delaying the Fulfillment of a Pledge

"When you vow a vow to G‑d, your G‑d, do not be late in paying it"Deuteronomy 23:22

It is forbidden to postpone the fulfillment of a sacrificial pledge. One has not transgressed this prohibition until three festivals have passed after the pledge was made.

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
How can a person "walk after G-d", who is described as a "devouring fire"? But the meaning is to follow the ways of the Holy One. G-d clothes the naked; so should you, too, clothe the naked. G-d visits the sick; you, too, visit the sick. G-d comforts mourners; you, too, comfort mourners. G-d buries the dead; you, too, bury the dead.
  –Talmud, Sotah 14a
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