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Rambam - Sefer HaMitzvos
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Positive Mitzvot 215
Text of the Siddur


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Positive Mitzvah 215: Circumcision
Genesis 17:10 "Every male child among you shall be circumcised"

HaShem made the Jewish people special and different.

The Torah sets us apart from all other nations.

HaShem wants that special quality to be imprinted on our bodies to serve as a constant reminder and sign of our uniqueness.

He commanded that all males be circumcised.

Circumcision is called a brit, a covenant, connecting our people to HaShem.

If HaShem wanted us to be circumcised why didn't He create us circumcised from birth?

HaShem wants us to reach this state through our own efforts and actions.

Through our performance of this Positive Mitzvah, we establish this bond with HaShem.


The Study continues with Rambam "Order of prayers for the whole year". until "He shall reign over us etc."

The Study of Rambam is on the order of Prayer - Nusach HaTefila and is said inside the Rambam.

A certain chassid who had suffered a major financial loss stood before Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi and lamented over his debts. "All you are telling me," Rabbi Schneur Zalman replied, "is what you need. Who needs you, you don't say much about. Do what G-d expects from you, and He will provide what you want from Him."

From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - tzvif@aol.com


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