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Daily Mitzvah

Day 189: Positive Commandment 71

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Positive Commandment 71 (Digest)
The Guilt Offering

The following individuals have to bring a Guilt Offering (Asham) for their transgressions:

  • One who inadvertently misappropriates holy property—whether sacrificial goods or property that belongs to the Temple coffers.
  • One who steals money from his fellow and falsely swears in denial of his crime.
  • One who has sexual relations with a betrothed, half-Jewish handmaiden.
  • One who falsely swears in denial of his responsibility to return an object that was entrusted to him for safekeeping.

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
When you approach the battle, the kohen shall come near, and speak to the people. And he shall say to them: "Hear, O Israel, today you are approaching the battle against your enemies. Let your hearts not be faint; you shall not be afraid, and you shall not be alarmed, and you shall not be terrified because of them. For the L-rd, your G-d, is the One Who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you..."
  –Deuteronomy 20:2-4
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