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Daily Mitzvah

Day 137: Negative Commandment 141, 142, 143

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Negative Commandment 141 (Digest)
Eating Second Tithe Grain outside of Jerusalem

"You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain"Deuteronomy 12:17.

It is forbidden to consume outside of Jerusalem grain set aside for the Second Tithe.

This biblical prohibition only applies once the grain entered Jerusalem—and was then taken back out.

Negative Commandment 142 (Digest)
Eating Second Tithe Wine outside of Jerusalem

"You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain and your wine"Deuteronomy 12:17.

It is forbidden to consume outside of Jerusalem wine set aside for the Second Tithe.

This biblical prohibition only applies once the wine entered Jerusalem—and was then taken back out.

Negative Commandment 143 (Digest)
Eating Second Tithe Olive Oil outside of Jerusalem

"You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain and your wine and your oil"Deuteronomy 12:17.

It is forbidden to consume outside of Jerusalem olive oil set aside for the Second Tithe.

This biblical prohibition only applies once the oil entered Jerusalem—and was then taken back out.

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.
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Both the books and my father belonged to the Chassidim
  –Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah Schneersohn (1901-1988), daughter of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, when asked - in court testimony in the trial over the ownership of her father's library - if the library was the property of her father or of the chassidic community
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