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Daily Mitzvah

Day 195: Positive Commandment 107

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Important Message Regarding This Lesson

The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of 3 chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code. There are instances when the Mitzvah is repeated a few days consecutively while the exploration of the same Mitzvah continues in the in-depth track.

Positive Commandment 107 (Digest)
Ritual Impurity Contracted through Contact with a Corpse

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity contracted through contact with a human corpse. [I.e., if contracted, one must follow all the laws associated with this impurity.]

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
Despite all the wisdom granted to [King] Solomon... he was mystified by the Four Kinds. As it is written (Proverbs 30:18): "Three things are wondrous to me..." - these are the Passover offering, matzah and maror [eaten at the Passover seder]; "...and four I do not know" - these are the Four Kinds [taken on Sukkot].
  –Midrash Rabbah, Vayikra 30:14
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