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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 77: Positive Commandment 212

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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 212 (Digest)
Reproduction

"Be fruitful and multiply"Genesis 1:28.

We are commanded to reproduce in order to perpetuate the human species. For this reason, a groom on the night of his wedding is exempt from the biblical obligation to recite the Shema, for his mind is presumably preoccupied with the impending mitzvah that he will perform.

This mitzvah is only mandatory for males.

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Daily Quote
As a rose among the thorns, so is my beloved among the maidens.
  –Song of Songs 2:2
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