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Day 76: Positive Commandment 212

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Positive Commandment 212 (Digest)
Reproduction

"Be fruitful and multiply"Genesis 1:28.

We are commanded to reproduce in order to perpetuate the human species. For this reason, a groom on the night of his wedding is exempt from the biblical obligation to recite the Shema, for his mind is presumably preoccupied with the impending mitzvah that he will perform.

This mitzvah is only mandatory for males.

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 the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to make the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant . . .
It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days G‑d made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.
  –Exodus 31:16–17
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