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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 28: Positive Commandment 15, 18

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Positive Commandment 15 (Digest)
The Mezuzah

"And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates"—Deuteronomy 6:9.

We are commanded to place mezuzahs on our doorposts.

Positive Commandment 18 (Digest)
A Personal Torah Scroll

"Write this song for yourselves"Deuteronomy 31:19.

Every male is required to acquire a complete Torah Scroll for himself. Better yet if he can write one himself—then it is considered "as if he received it from Sinai"!

One cannot suffice with a scroll that he inherits from his father or ancestors, rather one must write or acquire one oneself.

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