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Daily Mitzvah

Day 104: Positive Commandment 148

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Positive Commandment 148 (Digest)
Sending Away the Mother Bird

"You shall surely send away the mother, and the children you may take for yourself"—Deuteronomy 22:7.

We are commanded to send away the mother bird before taking its young.

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
When Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi wished to bless R. Yekusiel Liepler with wealth, the latter said he did not want to be distracted from studying Chassidus and from his service of G-d. When the Rebbe wished to bless him with longevity, his answer was: "But not 'peasant years' in which one has eyes but does not see, has ears but does not hear -- not years of those who do not perceive G-dliness nor do they hear G-dliness..."
  –Hayom Yom, Cheshvan 6
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