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Daily Mitzvah

Day 52: Positive Commandment 162; Negative Commandment 325; Positive Commandment 163; Negative Commandment 326

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Positive Commandment 162 (Digest)
Resting on Shavuot

"And you shall proclaim on this very day that it be a holy convocation"Leviticus 23:21.

We are commanded to rest on Shavuot, the fiftieth day following the second day of Passover, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

Negative Commandment 325 (Digest)
Working on Shavuot

"You shall do no manner of servile work"Leviticus 23:21.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on Shavuot, the fiftieth day following the second day of Passover.

Positive Commandment 163 (Digest)
Resting on Rosh Hashanah

"In the seventh month, on the first day of that month, there shall be a day of rest for you"Leviticus 23:24.

We are commanded to rest on the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

Negative Commandment 326 (Digest)
Working on Rosh Hashanah

"You shall do no servile work"—Leviticus 23:25.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah.

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 has faith in individual Divine Providence knows that "Man's steps are established by G-d" (Psalms 37:23)--that this particular soul must purify and improve something specific in a particular place. For centuries, or even since the world's creation, that which needs purification or improvement waits for this soul to come and purify or improve it. The soul too, has been waiting - ever since it came into being - for its time to descend, so that it can discharge the tasks of purification and improvement assigned to it...
  –Hayom Yom, Elul 3
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