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Positive Commandment 242

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Positive Commandment 242 (Digest)
The Unpaid Watchman

"If a man gives his neighbor money or vessels to watch"Exodus 22:6.

We are commanded [to follow all the laws outlined in the Torah] regarding one who watches an object for his fellow without compensation.


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
Why were the Jews commanded to each contribute half a shekel to the Sanctuary? To teach us that no individual is a complete entity unto himself. Only by joining with another can a person become a whole thing.
  –The Chassidic masters
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