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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
Our great teacher, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, set forth a program for Chassidim of "avoda" (literally, "work"): to critically examine one's every action to be certain it conforms strictly with truth and involves conscientious effort.
Avoda does not imply - as some think, altogether erroneously - that one must pulverize mountains and shatter boulders, turn the world upside down. The absolute truth is that any positive and G-dly effort, whatever it may be, is perfectly satisfactory when performed with true intent...
  –Hayom Yom
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