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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 69: Laws of Megillah and Chanukah Chapters 3; and 4; Positive Commandment 213

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Laws of Megillah and Chanukah Chapters 3 and 4

We now continue with Maimonides' Laws of Megillah and Chanukah, chapters three and four.

(The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of three chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code, which today studies these laws. Because these two mitzvot are rabbinic, not biblical, they have no counterpart in Sefer Hamitzvot.)

Positive Commandment 213 (Digest)
Marriage

"When a man takes a wife and is intimate with her"Deuteronomy 24:1.

It is a mitzvah for a man to marry a woman through kiddushin. Kiddushin is accomplished through one of three methods: a) The man giving the woman an object of value [for the purpose of marriage]. b) The man giving the woman a marriage contract [a document upon which is written, "With this document I am marrying you"]. c) Through the man being intimate with the woman.

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
A boor cannot be sin-fearing, an ignoramus cannot be pious; a bashful one cannot learn, a short-tempered person cannot teach; nor does anyone who does much business grow wise.
  –Hillel (Ethics of the Fathers 2:5)
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