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Daily Mitzvah

Day 82: Negative Commandment 356; Positive Commandment 216

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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.

Negative Commandment 356 (Digest)
Remarrying a Divorced Wife Who Remarried in the Interim

"Her first husband who sent her away may not marry her again"Deuteronomy 24:4.

It is forbidden for a man to remarry a woman he divorced if she has remarried [and subsequently been divorced again or widowed] in the interim.

Positive Commandment 216 (Digest)
Levirate Marriage

"Her husband's brother shall be intimate with her"Deuteronomy 25:5.

The brother of a married man who dies childless is commanded to marry his widowed sister-in-law. [See Positive Commandment 217 for the mechanism by which this mitzvah can be bypassed.]

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
America is no different!
  –Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch, upon arriving in New York in 1940, insisting that the "New World" too, can be made a place that is hospitable to Torah and Judaism
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