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Daily Mitzvah

Day 54: Positive Commandment 156; Negative Commandment 197, 198

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Positive Commandment 156 (Digest)
Eliminating Chametz

"On the first day, you shall remove leaven from your houses"Exodus 12:15.

We are commanded to eliminate all chametz (leavened foods) from our possession on the fourteenth of Nissan, the eve of Passover.

Negative Commandment 197 (Digest)
Consuming Chametz on Passover

"No leavened bread shall be eaten"Exodus 13:3.

It is forbidden to consume chametz (leavened foods) for the duration of Passover.

Negative Commandment 198 (Digest)
Eating a Mixture Containing Chametz

"You shall eat nothing leavened"Exodus 12:20.

We are forbidden to consume on Passover foods or beverages that contain any chametz (leavened) ingredients, such as beer.

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
Both the books and my father belonged to the Chassidim
  –Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah Schneersohn (1901-1988), daughter of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, when asked - in court testimony in the trial over the ownership of her father's library - if the library was the property of her father or of the chassidic community
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