Lessons for Friday, 16 Iyar, 5771


Positive Commandment 162 (Digest)

Resting on Shavuot

And you shall proclaim on this very day that it be a holy convocation”—Leviticus 23:21.

We are commanded to rest on Shavuot, the fiftieth day following the second day of Passover, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

המצווה הקס”ב הציווי שנצטווינו לשבות ביום העצרת והוא אמרו:
“וקראתם בעצם היום הזה מקרא-קדש” (ויקרא כג, כא).

Negative Commandment 325 (Digest)

Working on Shavuot

 

You shall do no manner of servile work”—Leviticus 23:21.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on Shavuot, the fiftieth day following the second day of Passover.

 המצווה השכ”ה האזהרה שהזהרנו מלעשות מלאכה ביום עצרת,
והוא אמרו: “כל מלאכת עבדה לא תעשו” (ויקרא כג, כא).

Positive Commandment 163 (Digest)

Resting on Rosh Hashanah

“In the seventh month, on the first day of that month, there shall be a day of rest for you”—Leviticus 23:24.

We are commanded to rest on the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah, by abstaining from any creative work, with the exception of work needed for food purposes.

המצווה הקס”ג הציווי שנצטווינו לשבות ביום אחד בתשרי,
והוא אמרו: “בחודש השביעי באחד לחודש יהיה לכם שבתון” (שם שם, כד).
וכבר קדם לך לשונם באמרם:

“האי שבתון – עשה הוא”.

 

Negative Commandment 326 (Digest)

Working on Rosh Hashanah

“You shall do no servile work”—Leviticus 23:25.

It is forbidden to engage in creative work — with the exception of work needed for food purposes — on the first of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah.

 המצווה השכ”ו האזהרה שהזהרנו מלעשות מלאכה ביום ראש השנה.
והוא אמרו בו: “כל מלאכת עבודה לא תעשו” (שם, כה).
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