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Daily Mitzvah

Day 34: Positive Commandment 19, 215

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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 19 (Digest)
Grace after Meals

"And you will eat and be sated then you will bless G‑d"Deuteronomy 8:10.

We are commanded to express gratitude to G‑d after every meal.

Positive Commandment 215 (Digest)
Circumcision

"Every male child among you shall be circumcised"Genesis 17:10.

We are commanded to circumcise all our male children. This obligation rests upon the child's father, not his mother.

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
Whoever possesses the following three traits is of the disciples of our father Abraham; and whoever possesses the opposite three traits is of the disciples of the wicked Balaam. The disciples of our father Abraham have a good eye, a meek spirit and a humble soul. The disciples of the wicked Balaam have an evil eye, a haughty spirit and a gross soul.
  –Ethics of the Fathers 5:19
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