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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 255: Negative Commandment 269; Positive Commandment 204

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Negative Commandment 269 (Digest)
Disregarding a Lost Item

"You shall not ignore [it]"Deuteronomy 22:3.

It is forbidden to disregard a lost item. Rather, upon encountering a lost item one must take it and endeavor to return it to its owner.

Positive Commandment 204 (Digest)
Returning a Lost Article

"You shall surely bring it back to him"Exodus 23:4.

When coming across a lost item, we are required to take it and return it to its owner.

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More than the calf desires to suck, the cow desires to nurse
  –Talmud, Pesachim 112a
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