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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 23: Positive Commandment 5

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Important Message Regarding This Lesson

The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of 3 chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code. There are instances when the Mitzvah is repeated a few days consecutively while the exploration of the same Mitzvah continues in the in-depth track.

Positive Commandment 5 (Digest)
Prayer

"And you shall serve the L-rd, your G‑d"Exodus 23:25.

We are commanded numerous times throughout the Torah to serve G‑d. Although this is a general commandment, it does contain a very specific application: prayer, service of the heart as expressed through the mouth.

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Daily Quote
You have a cup full of oil in your hand; if a drop of water falls into it, a corresponding drop of oil spills out. In the same way, if a word of Torah enters your heart, and word of mockery correspondingly exits from it; if a word of mockery enters your heart, a word of Torah exits from it
  –Midrash Rabbah, Song of Songs 1
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