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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 154

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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 154 (Digest)
Resting on Shabbat

"And on the seventh day you shall rest"Exodus 23:12.

We are commanded to rest on the Shabbat. This commandment, which is repeated numerous times in the Torah, also applies to our livestock and slaves.

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
The campaign of the Greeks was, as we say in the Al Hanissim prayer, aimed to "make them forget Your Torah and violate the decrees of Your will." "Let them study Torah," the Greeks implied. "Let them practice the logical mitzvot and the 'testimonial' observances. But they must not mention that the Torah is G‑d's Torah and the mitzvot are the decrees of His will. Torah and mitzvot must be severed from G‑dliness..."
  –Hayom Yom, 7th day of Chanukah
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