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Daily Mitzvah

Day 29: Positive Commandment 17

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Positive Commandment 17 (Digest)
The King's Torah Scroll

"And it shall be, when [the king] sits upon the throne of his kingdom, and he shall write for himself a copy of this Torah"Deuteronomy 17:18.

A Jewish king is required to write (or acquire) for himself a Torah Scroll—from which he does not part all the days of his reign.

This scroll is in addition to the scroll he already wrote (or acquired) for himself before he ascended the throne (pursuant to Positive Commandment 18).

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
Do not intermarry with them: do not give your daughter in marriage to his son, nor shall you take his daughter to your son; for they will turn away your son from following Me... For you are a holy people to the L-rd your G-d, and L-rd your G-d has chosen you to be a special people to Himself...
  –Deuteronomy 7:3-6
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