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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 108

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Positive Commandment 108 (Digest)
The Purifying Waters of the Red Heifer

We are commanded regarding the laws of the Mei Nidah [the waters in which the ashes of the Red Heifer have been mixed]; the conditions under which they purify [one who is ritually impure as a result of contact with a corpse] and the conditions under which they cause ritual impurity [to the one who handles them].


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
"For they are My servants, whom I took out of the land of Egypt; they cannot be sold into slavery" (Leviticus 25:42). At the time of the Exodus, G-d made freedom the inherent and eternal state of the Jew; From that point on, no power or force on earth can subvert our intrinsic freedom...
  –Maharal (Rabbi Judah Lowe of Prague)
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