Thursday, October 20, 2005

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): Friday, October 21, 2005


Tishrei 18, 5766 * October 21, 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 49 of 339):

Negative Mitzvah 321

Negative Mitzvah 321: It is forbidden to go beyond the permitted
distance from a city on Shabbat

-Exodus 16:29 "Let no man go out of his place on the seventh day"

HaShem gave us the holy day of Shabbat.

He wants us to rest, be peaceful and concentrate on using this
special day in a meaningful way.

Many of the laws of keeping Shabbat help us in creating this
peaceful atmosphere and feeling of holiness.

We usually feel much more relaxed and calm when we stay in our
own home and surroundings.

We are prohibited to journey, even by foot, a distance that is
over 2000 cubits (approximately a kilometer) from the edge of
town on Shabbat.

Within the settled area of a town or city, there are no limits
on the distance we may walk on Shabbat.


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