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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 139, 112; Positive Commandment 65

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Negative Commandment 139 (Digest)
Eating from Sacrifices whose Blood was Sprinkled in the Sanctuary

"And any sin offering whose blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting, to make atonement in the holy place, shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt in fire"Leviticus 6:23.

It is forbidden for a priest to consume of the flesh of any Sin Offering whose blood was sprinkled in the sanctuary.

Negative Commandment 112 (Digest)
Decapitating the Fowl Sin Offering

"He shall pinch off its head opposite its nape, but shall not separate"Leviticus 5:8.

In the course of melikah [the "slaughtering" of bird sacrifices, done with the priest's fingernail], it is forbidden for the priest to totally remove the bird's head from its body.

Positive Commandment 65 (Digest)
Procedure of the Guilt Offering

"This is the law of the guilt-offering"Leviticus 7:1.

When offering an Asham (guilt) offering, we are commanded to follow the applicable procedure outlined in the Torah—regarding its offering and the parts of the animal that are burnt on the altar and the parts that are consumed [by the priests].


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 common misconception is that teshuvah ("repentance") is simply an antidote to sin, and thus applies only to sinners and lowly people. In truth, teshuvah is the soul's return to and restoration of its original purity, and applies to every soul that has descended into the human state.
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
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