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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 102, 103

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Positive Commandment 102 (Digest)
Tzaraat on Garments

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity generated by tzaraat [various discolorations described in the Torah] of a garment. This mitzvah includes all the laws associated with clothing tzaraat: under what circumstances it becomes impure, and under what circumstances it can cause impurity [to humans or other objects]; under what circumstances does the garment require the tearing out [of the discolored area], burning, washing, immersion, etc.; all that is said in the Torah and all that is stated in this regard in the oral tradition.

Positive Commandment 103 (Digest)
Tzaraat on Houses

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity generated by tzaraat [various discolorations described in the Torah] of a house. This mitzvah includes all the laws associated with tzaraat of the house: under what circumstances does the house require quarantine, razing part of its walls, or complete demolition; and under what circumstances it becomes impure, and under what circumstances it can cause impurity [to humans or objects].


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
Master of the Universe! The sages of the Talmud pleaded before You to bring the Moshiach, but You chose not to do so. The holy Kabbalists of Safed begged You to bring Moshiach -- again You were unwilling. We have reached the point where it is left to someone of my ilk to ask for the Redeemer. Still You are holding out.... Mark my words! There will come a generation who will have no interest in You or Your Moshiach. Then You will have no choice but to bring him..
  –Chassidic master Rabbi Leib, the "Grandfather of Shpoli" (1725-1811)
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