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Daily Mitzvah

Day 23: Positive Commandment 5

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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 5 (Digest)
Prayer

"And you shall serve the L-rd, your G‑d"Exodus 23:25.

We are commanded numerous times throughout the Torah to serve G‑d. Although this is a general commandment, it does contain a very specific application: prayer, service of the heart as expressed through the mouth.

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
And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom G-d knew face to face; [who equaled] all the signs and wonders, which G-d had sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and all his servants, and to all his land; and all the strong hand, and all the great awe, which Moses performed before the eyes of all Israel
  –Deuteronomy 34:10-12
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