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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 48: Negative Commandment 320

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Negative Commandment 320 (Digest)
Working on Shabbat

"You shall not do any manner of work"Exodus 20:10.

We are forbidden from performing work on Shabbat.

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
In material matters, one who is "satisfied with his lot" (Ethics of the Fathers 4:1) is an individual of the highest quality; a person possessing this trait will attain the highest levels. In spiritual matters, however, to be satisfied with one's lot is the worst deficiency, and leads, G-d forbid, to descent and falling...
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (quoted in Hayom Yom, Sivan 30)
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