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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 50: Positive Commandment 165; Negative Commandment 329; Positive Commandment 164; Negative Commandment 196

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Positive Commandment 165 (Digest)
Resting on Yom Kippur

"[Yom Kippur] shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for you"Leviticus 16:31.

We are commanded to rest, by abstaining from creative work, on the tenth day of Tishrei—Yom Kippur.

Negative Commandment 329 (Digest)
Working on Yom Kippur

"And you shall do no work on that very day [of Yom Kippur]"Leviticus 23:28.

We are forbidden to engage in any creative work on the tenth of Tishrei, Yom Kippur.

Positive Commandment 164 (Digest)
Fasting on Yom Kippur

"You shall afflict your souls"Leviticus 16:29.

We are commanded to fast on the tenth of Tishrei, Yom Kippur. We afflict ourselves by abstaining from food and drink, the nourishment of the soul.

We are also commanded to refrain on Yom Kippur from bathing, applying creams or ointments, wearing [leather] shoes and engaging in marital relations.

Negative Commandment 196 (Digest)
Eating on Yom Kippur

"For any soul that shall not be afflicted... shall be cut off..."—Leviticus 23:29.

It is forbidden to eat on the tenth of Tishrei, Yom Kippur.

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To differentiate between the holy and the profane, and between the impure and the pure.
  –Leviticus 10:10
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