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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 97

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Positive Commandment 97 (Digest)
Ritual Impurity of Sheratzim

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity [contained in and emitted by] certain creeping animals, known as sheratzim, listed in the Torah. [I.e., when 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
A person's animal self is concerned only with its own needs, while his G‑dly soul seeks the good of its fellow. So when two Jews get together, the result for both is two G‑dly souls against a single animal soul.
  –Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch
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