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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 195: Positive Commandment 107

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Important Message Regarding This Lesson

The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of 3 chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code. There are instances when the Mitzvah is repeated a few days consecutively while the exploration of the same Mitzvah continues in the in-depth track.

Positive Commandment 107 (Digest)
Ritual Impurity Contracted through Contact with a Corpse

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity contracted through contact with a human corpse. [I.e., if contracted, one must follow all the laws associated with this impurity.]

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
There are three places regarding which the nations of the world cannot accuse Israel and say, "You have stolen them." The Machpeilah Cave in Hebron, as it is written (Genesis 23:16): "And Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver." The Temple Mount in Jerusalem: "So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold" (I Chronicles 21:25). And Joseph's tomb in Shechem: "And [Jacob] bought the piece of land for a hundred kesitah" (Genesis 33:19).
  –Midrash Rabbah
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