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Daily Mitzvah

Day 11: Positive Commandment 11

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Positive Commandment 11 (Digest)
Studying and Teaching Torah

"And you shall teach them diligently to your children"Deuteronomy 6:7.

We are commanded to study and teach Torah to our students, whom the Torah refers to as our "children." We are instructed to study Torah to the extent that we are proficient in its teachings, and ready to answer without hesitation questions on that which we studied.

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
Imagine two fierce legions who were always at war with one another, but when the king needed their services for his own battle, he made peace between them, so that both should carry out the orders of the king. Likewise, fire and water are hostile to each other, but when the time came to do war with Egypt.. "there was hail, and fire flaring up within the hail" (Exodus 9:24)
  –Midrash Rabbah
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