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Daily Mitzvah

Day 246: Positive Commandment 241

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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 241 (Digest)
Damage Caused by Arson

"If a fire breaks out and spreads through thorns..."Exodus 22:5.

We are commanded regarding the laws [of liability] that apply if a person sets a fire [that damages another's property].

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
Any dispute that is for the sake of Heaven is destined to endure; one that is not for the sake of Heaven is not destined to endure
  –Ethics of the Fathers 5:17
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