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Daily Mitzvah

Day 218: Positive Commandment 96

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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 96 (Digest)
Ritual Impurity of an Animal Carcass

We are commanded regarding the ritual impurity [contained in and emitted by] an animal carcass. [I.e., when 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
The times that most profoundly affects the course of a person's soul are the times he struggles with and battling his persecutors and oppressors to uphold and strengthen his faith... Such an experience, though fraught with pain of the body and agony of the soul, is rich with powerful impressions. These are the days of light in the life of man
  –Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (1880-1950), writing about his imprisonment by the Soviets in 1927
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