Friday, November 25, 2005

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): Shabbat, November 26, 2005


Due to Shabbat observance, the Shabbat edition of Daily Mitzvah (Maimonides) is sent on Friday. Shabbat Shalom!

Cheshvan 24, 5766 * November 26, 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 Mitzvot (Day 85 of 339):

Postive Mitzvot 220, 218; Negative Mitzvah 358; Positive Mitzvah 219;
Negative Mitzvah 359

Positive Mitzvah 220: "HaMefateh"

-Exodus 22:15 "If a man seduces a maiden..."

This Positive Mitzvah concerns the penalty and obligations of a man
who persuades a girl to transgress the Torah laws of proper marriage.


Positive Mitzvah 218: "HaOness"

-Deuteronomy 22:29 "And she shall be his wife"

A man who forcefully takes a girl as a wife without following
the Torah law for a proper wedding procedure is commanded to marry
that girl in the proper manner.

They must remain married for the rest of their lives (see Negative
Mitzvah 358).


Negative Mitzvah 358: It is forbidden to divorce a woman who was
taken forcefully as a wife

-Deuteronomy 22:29 "And she shall be his wife, because he
has humbled her, he may not send her away
as long as he lives"

A person who forcefully takes a woman as his wife is obligated to
show her respect and consideration.

The Torah commands him to stay married to her and he is forbidden
to divorce her (see Positive Mitzvah 218).


Positive Mitzvah 219: Staying married to a defamed wife

-Deuteronomy 22:19 "And she shall be his wife"

If a man accuses his wife of not conducting herself properly and,
therefore, wants to divorce her, the court must investigate his claim.

If his complaint is proven false, he is commanded to remain married
to her for the rest of their lives. It is hoped that he will appease
her and that she will forgive him. They will then put effort into
recreating a pleasant marriage together (see Negative Mitzvah 359).


Negative Mitzvah 359: It is forbidden to divorce a wife who has
been falsely accused of indecency

-Deuteronomy 22:19 "He may not send her away as long as he lives"

A person who defames his wife by accusing her of indecent behavior
must prove her guilty in Beit-Din.

If the accusation is proven to be false, the husband is obligated
to make amends to his embarrassed wife (See Positive Mitzvah 219).

The Torah commands him to stay married to her and never divorce
her. He should try hard to please her and make a happy home.


CHABAD.ORG SITE DESIGN UPGRADE has just undergone a significant overhaul. Please tell our editors and designers what you like--or don't like--about our new design and layout. Please click here to join the discussion:


Brought to you by

To listen to an audio version of today's lesson, please click one of the following links:


To view this lesson online with its many features please visit:

For more daily Torah study, please visit:


** Enjoyed this email? Please help us continue sharing the
study of Torah and Jewish traditions:

Dedicate or sponsor an email to mark your special occasion!
Please click here:

Please click here to make a donation to

** To subscribe to more email lists please click here:

** To be removed from this email list please click here:,15,261645,0,217
If you would just like your email suspended and resumed at a later
date, please let us know here:

** You are subscribed as: If your e-mail address is changing
please send us your new email address here:

Part of the Chabad Online Network

A division of Chabad Lubavitch Media Center
770 Eastern Parkway * Brooklyn, NY * 11213


No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails