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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 162; Negative Commandment 325; Positive Commandment 163; Negative Commandment 326

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Positive Commandment 162 (Digest)
Resting on Shavuot

"And you shall proclaim on this very day that it be a holy convocation"Leviticus 23:21.

We are commanded to rest on Shavuot, the fiftieth day following the second day of Passover, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

Negative Commandment 325 (Digest)
Working on Shavuot

"You shall do no manner of servile work"Leviticus 23:21.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on Shavuot, the fiftieth day following the second day of Passover.

Positive Commandment 163 (Digest)
Resting on Rosh Hashanah

"In the seventh month, on the first day of that month, there shall be a day of rest for you"Leviticus 23:24.

We are commanded to rest on the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

Negative Commandment 326 (Digest)
Working on Rosh Hashanah

"You shall do no servile work"—Leviticus 23:25.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah.


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
The mitzvot were given to refine the person.
  –Midrash Rabbah
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