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Daily Mitzvah

Day 109: Positive Commandment 94

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Positive Commandment 94 (Digest)
Fulfilling Verbal Obligations

"That which issues from your lips you shall keep and perform"Deuteronomy 23:24.

We are commanded to carry through that which we pledge to do [or not to do].

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
This is to teach us that taking in guests is greater than receiving the Divine Presence
  –Talmud, Shevuot 35b, commenting on the fact that Abraham interrupted a visit from G-d to invite three passing wayfarers into his tent (Genesis 18:4)
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