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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 74: Negative Commandment 262

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Negative Commandment 262 (Digest)
A Husband's Obligations towards His Wife

"He shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or conjugal rights"Exodus 21:10.

The Torah tells us that if a man marries a Jewish slave-girl, he may not torment her by denying her appropriate food, clothing, or conjugal rights. Rather, he must accord her the rights due to all "the daughters [of Israel]." Thus it is clear that this precept applies to all wives.

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