Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mitzvah #234 - Is your house safe?

It's a Mitzva to put a fence around one's roof (if it's accessible) and to remove from one's property all possibility of anybody getting hurt.

Included is fencing-in pools, pits and reservoirs and not owning a dangerous dog.

The fence needs to be at least 10 Tefachim high (~80 cm - 32") and strong enough that people can lean on it safely.

One can fulfill this Mitzva daily by inspecting one's property for anything dangerous that needs attention.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "You shall make a fence for your roof, and not have anything dangerous in the house" (Devarim 22:8)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 75

- Danny
Sunday, 11 Tishrei 5771

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