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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 5: Positive Commandment 1; Negative Commandment 1; Positive Commandment 2

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Positive Commandment 1 (Digest)
Belief in G-d

"I am the L-rd, your G‑d"Exodus 20:2.

The very first mitzvah is to believe in G‑d—a primal entity that is the cause and origin of all that exists.

Negative Commandment 1 (Digest)
Idol Worship

"You shall have no other gods besides Me"Exodus 20:3.

The very first prohibition is against ascribing G‑dly powers to any entity other than G‑d.

Positive Commandment 2 (Digest)
G-d’s Unity

"Hear O Israel, the L-rd is our G‑d, the L-rd is One"Deuteronomy 6:4.

We are commanded to believe and acknowledge that the One who provides existence to all of creation is one.

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Daily Quote
For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d.
  –Leviticus 16:30
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