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Daily Mitzvah

Day 167: Positive Commandment 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51

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Positive Commandment 43 (Digest)
The Additional Passover Offering

"For seven days you shall offer a fire-offering to G‑d..."Leviticus 23:8.

On the seven days of Passover, we are commanded to bring a special offering in the Holy Temple, in addition to the regular daily sacrifices.

Positive Commandment 44 (Digest)
First Harvest Offering

"And you shall bring an omer of the first cuttings of your harvest"Leviticus 23:10.

On the sixteenth day of Nissan [the second day of Passover], we are commanded to bring a barley offering in the Holy Temple, accompanied by a lamb (in its first year of life). This offering is known as the Minchat Bikurim [more popularly identified as the Omer Offering].

Positive Commandment 45 (Digest)
The Additional Shavuot Offering

"On the day of the first fruits, when you offer up a new meal offering to G‑d . . . you shall bring a burnt offering for a pleasant fragrance"Numbers 28:26-27.

On the fiftieth day after the offering of the omer sacrifice on the sixteenth of Nissan, we are commanded to bring a special offering in addition [to the regular daily sacrifices] in the Holy Temple—the Atzeret [Shavuot] Offering.

Positive Commandment 46 (Digest)
The Two Loaves of Shavuot

"You shall bring from your dwellings two wave-loaves of two tenth measures"Leviticus 23:17.

On the holiday of Atzeret [Shavuot], we are commanded to bring two loaves of leavened bread in the Holy Temple, together with an accompanying animal Peace Offering (in addition to the holiday's additional offering).

These two loaves as well as the sacrifices are eaten by the kohanim (priests).

Positive Commandment 47 (Digest)
The Additional Rosh Hashanah Offering

"And on the first day of the seventh month . . . you shall offer a burnt offering for a pleasant fragrance for G‑d"Numbers 29:1-2.

On the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah, we are commanded to bring a special offering in the Holy Temple, in addition [to the regular daily sacrifices].

Positive Commandment 48 (Digest)
The Additional Yom Kippur Offering

"And on the tenth day of the seventh month . . . you shall offer a burnt offering for a pleasant fragrance for G‑d"Numbers 29:7-8.

On the tenth of Tishrei [Yom Kippur], we are commanded to bring a special offering in the Holy Temple, in addition [to the regular daily sacrifices].

Positive Commandment 50 (Digest)
The Additional Sukkot Offerings

"You shall offer a burnt offering for a pleasant fragrance for G‑d"Numbers 29:12-13.

On the [seven] days of the holiday of Sukkot, we are commanded to bring a special offering in the Holy Temple, in addition [to the regular daily sacrifices].

Positive Commandment 51 (Digest)
The Additional Shemini Atzeret Offering

On the eighth day of the holiday of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, we are commanded to bring a special offering in the Holy Temple, in addition [to the regular daily sacrifices].

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.
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