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Daily Mitzvah

Day 292: Negative Commandment 219; Positive Commandment 244

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Negative Commandment 219 (Digest)
Muzzling a Working Animal

"You shall not muzzle the ox when it is threshing"Deuteronomy 25:4.

It is forbidden to prevent an animal from eating from produce upon which it is working—e.g., if it is threshing grain or carrying a bundle of hay. It is even forbidden to prevent it by verbally [shouting at it when it wishes to eat].

Positive Commandment 244 (Digest)
The Borrower

"And if a man borrows from his neighbor..."Exodus 22:13.

We are commanded [to follow all the laws outlined in the Torah] regarding one who borrows an object from his fellow.

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.
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