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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 133, 143, 144

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Positive Commandment 133 (Digest)
The Dough Offering ("Challah")

"You shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough as a gift"Numbers 15:20.

We are commanded to separate a portion of every dough we prepare and give it to the priest.

Positive Commandment 143 (Digest)
The Priestly Portion of Meat

"And this shall be the priests' due from the people, from those who perform a slaughter, be it an ox or a sheep"—Deuteronomy 18:3.

We are commanded to give to the priest the foreleg, jaw, and belly of any kosher animal that we slaughter.

Positive Commandment 144 (Digest)
The Priestly Portion of Fleece

"The first of the fleece of your sheep [shearing], you shall give him"Deuteronomy 18:4.

We are commanded to separate the first portion of [a sheep's] shearing and give it to the priest.

This mitzvah applies only in the Land of Israel.


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
"And you shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might (me'od)" (Deuteronomy 6:4). "With all your heart" -- with both your inclinations, with your good inclination and with your evil inclination. "With all your soul" -- even to the point that someone takes your life. "With all your meod" -- with all your money. Another interpretation: "With all your me'od" -- whatever measure (middah) He metes out (moded) to you, thank (modeh) Him exceedingly (me'od me'od).
  –Talmud, Berachot 54a
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