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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 245

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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 245 (Digest)
Transactions

"And if you sell something to your neighbor..."Leviticus 25:14.

We are commanded regarding the various methods that effect transactions, i.e., the ways to transfer property from one individual to another (or, in the case of a guardian of an object, the transfer of jurisdiction).


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
In physical foods, there are two types of delicacies: sweet and luscious foods, and tart and sour foods that are spiced and garnished so that they are made into delicacies that gratify the soul... [So, too,] are there are two kinds of gratification before G-d: one from [the good achieved by] the perfectly righteous, and the second from the suppression of evil as it is strongest and most powerful... through the efforts of the ordinary man.
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
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