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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 96

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Positive Commandment 96 (Digest)
Ritual Impurity of an Animal Carcass

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity [contained in and emitted by] an animal carcass. [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
"Miriam... took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances..." (Song at the Sea, Exodus 15:20) How did the Israelites have tambourines in the desert? But the righteous women of that generation were certain that G-d will perform miracles for them, and they prepared tambourines and dances while still in Egypt...
  –Midrash Mechiilta; Rashi on verse
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