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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 59: Positive Commandment 171

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Positive Commandment 171 (Digest)
Giving a Half Shekel

"Then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul to G‑d"Exodus 30:12.

Every Jewish man is obligated to contribute annually a half a shekel [to the Temple coffers].

This biblical mitzvah only applies during the Temple Era.

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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Daily Quote
You will see [the tzitzit], and you will remember all the commandments of G‑d, and you will do them...
  –Numbers 15:39
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