The Hakdoma to the Mesilas Yesharim part 1

The Hakdoma to the Mesilas Yesharim part 1

Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzato author of the Mesilas Yesharim, states in his opening paragraph that most people know much of its contents before they read it. So why did he write it? The purpose[1] was to help the reader remember and be mindful of these concepts. Our goal...
Mitzva 28 Do not bow to a foreign ‘God’

Mitzva 28 Do not bow to a foreign ‘God’

לא תשתחוה להם ולא תעבדם שמות כ:ה What Do not bow to another "god", even without intention of serving it and even if the 'god' in question is not served through bowing to it. Type Negative prohibition When Anytime Where Anywhere Who Anyone Additional details Like if...

Mitzva 362 Send the Tamei out

צו את בני ישראל וישלחו מן המחנה כל צרוע וכל זב וכל טמא לנפש במדבר ה – ב What To send a Tamei out of the Machane Shechina in the Midbar Type Positive When Any time Where In the Midbar in the Machane Shechina, afterward in the Bais HaMikdash and the Azarah. For...
Mitzva 9 Remove Chometz

Mitzva 9 Remove Chometz

אך ביום הראשון תשביתו שאור מבתיכם שמות יב – טו What To remove all chometz from our premises before Pesach. Type Positive When Anytime Where Anywhere Who Males and females. Why So we remember the miracles Hashem did for us in Egypt. Additional details In the 1st...