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Daily Mitzvah

Day 311: Positive Commandment 248

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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 248 (Digest)
Laws of Inheritance

"If a man dies and he has no son..."Numbers 27:8.

We are commanded regarding the laws of inheritance [to follow the inheritance laws detailed in the Torah]. Included in this mitzvah is that the firstborn receives a double portion from his father's estate.

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
Should you say: what one sage permits, another prohibits; what Rabbi Eleazar condemns, Rabbi Joshua acquits; what the House of Shammai disqualifies, the House of Hillel declares fit; to whom then shall we listen? Says G-d: Nevertheless, it is all given from one shepherd...
  –Midrash Rabbah
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