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DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): Shabbat, January 14, 2006


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Tevet 14, 5766 * January 14, 2006

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 134 of 339):

Positive Mitzvah 127

Positive Mitzvah 127: The First Tithe

-Numbers 18:24 "But the tithes of the Children of Israel which
they offer as a gift"

We are commanded to give a tenth of all the land's produce to the

The Levites were not given an inheritance of land as were the other

Instead, this share of our crop is considered their inheritance.

Since there are other types of "tithes," (which means: a tenth of
the amount), this one is called: "The First Tithe."

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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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