Monday, November 16, 2009

Mitzvah #30 - Read the Shma twice daily

It's a Mitzva to read the 3 chapters of the "Shma" twice daily; once in the morning and again at night.

The first chapter (Shma) mentions the Mitzvot of Hashem's oneness, loving Hashem and learning Torah.

The second chapter (VeHaya) mentions accepting the responsibility of keeping all the Mitzvot.

The third chapter (VaYomer - Tzitizit) mentions keeping all the Mitzvot as well as recalling the Exodus from Egypt.

Applies to males, everywhere, always.

Pasuk: "And speak about it... when you arise in the morning and retire at night." (Devorim 6:7)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 11

Chodesh Tov,

- Danny
Monday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 29 Marcheshvan 5770

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