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Daily Mitzvah

Day 22: Positive Commandment 5

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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 5 (Digest)
Prayer

"And you shall serve the L-rd, your G‑d"Exodus 23:25.

We are commanded numerous times throughout the Torah to serve G‑d. Although this is a general commandment, it does contain a very specific application: prayer, service of the heart as expressed through the mouth.

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
Moses our Teacher granted the Torah and mitzvot only to the people of Israel... and to whoever from among the nations of the world who wishes to convert to Judaism... But Moses also instructed, by word of G-d, to prevail upon all inhabitants of the world to accept the [seven] mitzvot commanded to the children of Noah...
  –Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings 8:10
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