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Daily Mitzvah

Day 26: Positive Commandment 26, 12

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Positive Commandment 26 (Digest)
The Priestly Blessing

"Thus you shall bless the Children of Israel..."Numbers 6:23.

The Kohanim, the priestly descendants of Aaron, are commanded to bless the Children of Israel every day.

Positive Commandment 12 (Digest)
The Head Tefillin

"And they shall be for symbols between your eyes"Deuteronomy 6:8.

Men are obligated to don tefillin on their heads.

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
"Judges and officers you shall place at all your city-gates..." (Deuteronomy 16:18). The human body is a city with seven gates--seven portals to the outside world: the two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and the mouth. Here, too, it is incumbent upon us to place internal "judges" to discriminate and regulate what should be admitted and what should be kept out, and "officers" to enforce the judges' decisions...
  –Rabbi Shabtai HaCohen ("Shach"), 1622-1663
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