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Daily Mitzvah

Day 176: Positive Commandment 49, 118

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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 49 (Digest)
The Yom Kippur Service

We are commanded to implement the entire Yom Kippur Holy Temple service, including the various sacrifices and confessions, as detailed in the Torah.

Positive Commandment 118 (Digest)
Restitution for One who has Misappropriated Holy Property

"And what he has trespassed against the holy he shall pay, and he shall add one fifth of its value to it"Leviticus 5:16.

One who inadvertently benefits from holy property or Terumah must make restitution, by repaying the principal plus 25% of the value of the misused item. [When the additional penalty is added to the principal, it constitutes one fifth of the total.]

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
"And the flax and the barley were destroyed [by the hail] for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bud; but the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they were still pliant" (Exodus 9:31-32). Thus we learn: A person should always be pliant as a reed, and let him never be unyielding as the cedar
  –Talmud, Taanit 20b
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