Thursday, October 13, 2005

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): Friday, October 14, 2005


Tishrei 11, 5766 * October 14, 2005

D A I L Y M I T Z V A H (M A I M O N I D E S )

Today's Mitzvah (Day 42 of 339):

Negative Mitzvah 322

Negative Mitzvah 322: It is forbidden to administer death
penalties on Shabbat

-Exodus 35:3 "You shall kindle no fire throughout your settlements
on the Sabbath day"

The Beit Din has the authority to punish and even execute,
criminals, however, it may not administer the death penalty
on Shabbat.

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PLEASE NOTE: 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


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