Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.

Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 49, 118

Video & Audio Classes
Show content in:

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 49 (Digest)
The Yom Kippur Service

We are commanded to implement the entire Yom Kippur Holy Temple service, including the various sacrifices and confessions, as detailed in the Torah.

Positive Commandment 118 (Digest)
Restitution for One who has Misappropriated Holy Property

"And what he has trespassed against the holy he shall pay, and he shall add one fifth of its value to it"Leviticus 5:16.

One who inadvertently benefits from holy property or Terumah must make restitution, by repaying the principal plus 25% of the value of the misused item. [When the additional penalty is added to the principal, it constitutes one fifth of the total.]


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
O how she sits alone, the city once so populous, has become like a widow... She that was great among the nations, a princess among the provinces, has become tributary...
  –Opening verse of the the Book of Lamentations (Jeremiah's lament on the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple, read on the eve of Tisha B'Av)
This page in other languages