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Daily Mitzvah

Day 288: Positive Commandment 243

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Positive Commandment 243 (Digest)
The Paid Guardian and the Renter

"If a man gives his fellow a donkey, a bull, or a lamb..."Exodus 22:9.

We are commanded to follow the rules outlined in the Torah regarding a paid watchman and a renter. Similar rules regulate the both of them [in the event that the item being watched or rented is lost or damaged].

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
Beware... lest you eat and be sated, and build good houses and dwell therein, and your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold increase, and all that you have increases, and your heart grows haughty... and you will say to yourself: "It is my own power and the might of my hand that has accumulated this wealth for me"
  –Deuteronomy 8:11-17
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