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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 54: Positive Commandment 156; Negative Commandment 197, 198

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Positive Commandment 156 (Digest)
Eliminating Chametz

"On the first day, you shall remove leaven from your houses"Exodus 12:15.

We are commanded to eliminate all chametz (leavened foods) from our possession on the fourteenth of Nissan, the eve of Passover.

Negative Commandment 197 (Digest)
Consuming Chametz on Passover

"No leavened bread shall be eaten"Exodus 13:3.

It is forbidden to consume chametz (leavened foods) for the duration of Passover.

Negative Commandment 198 (Digest)
Eating a Mixture Containing Chametz

"You shall eat nothing leavened"Exodus 12:20.

We are forbidden to consume on Passover foods or beverages that contain any chametz (leavened) ingredients, such as beer.

From Sefer Hamitzvot, published and copyright by Sichos in English. To purchase the Sefer Hamitzvot two-volume set, please click here.
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