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From Shulchan Aruch Harav 475.28 It seems that it will depend if it is a mitzvah that his body gets benefit from I.e. Matza, moror, and the Korban Paisach If yes, then he has done the mitzva. But if it is no pleasure for his body I.e. shma, shofar, lulav (and tefflin) then he has not yoitze the mitzva and it is not called that he did a mitzva (even if ...


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The halachah is that everyone, man or woman, must light a menorah. If you're a member of the household then you're included in the person lighting, if you're not, you can contribute a peruta to be included. By suka, the halachah is that you must live in a Sukah, not own a Sukah. I know you gave Sukah as an example, but that was the only example you gave. ...


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“The world rests upon three things, Torah, avodah (the Temple service), and gemilut hasadim (deeds of kindness).” Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) 1:2 This would seem to imply that they are all of joint primary importance in Judaism. Prayer today comes in place of the Temple service ונשלמה פרים שפתינו "And our lips (prayer) will take the place of bulls (...


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Mitsva is Piria Verivia , and for male only (according to the Halacha, but some Tanayim think that female too are concerned by this mitsva) @DoubleAA taught me that an additional mitsva to getting married with Kiddushin and Ketuba. An additional negative mitsva to not be in intercourse with a woman without Kiddushin and Ketuba, in Mishna and Gemara we can ...


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Yes, but not because the Mitzvos Bnei Noach apply to Jews. The Sheva Mitzvos are not to (1) eat a limb from live animal, (2) commit idolatry, (3) murder, (4) commit adultery, (5) steal, (6) have a city without a court system, or (7) "bless" (curse) Hashem. (1) Eating a limb from a live animal is prohibited by the Mitzvah of Shechitah. (2-4) Idolatry, ...


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Disclaimer: I was mechadeish this p'shat based on the sources mentioned below. If you can find this p'shat somewhere, that would be amazing, but I have not seen this explanation anywhere. If you don't like it, feel free to disagree. The Ramban (to Devarim 4:2) says, and I'm paraphrasing here, that the issue of Bal Tosif is that you can't add a Mitzvah and ...


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center has always been the torah. mishna in Horayot says a mamzer talmid chacham is better than a kohen gadol am haaretz.


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The same pesak appears in Az Nidberu (every 4 amos in Eretz Yisrael is a mitzva of yishuv ha'aretz).


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aish brings the sources You shall possess the Land and dwell in it - Bamidbar 33:53 and the gemara in Ketubot 111a Whoever walks four amot in the Land of Israel may rest assured that he will be a denizen of the World to Come Ohr Somayach cites the Maharal explaining the reason Because of the intrinsic Holiness of the Land of Israel, a person ...


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aish brings the sources You shall possess the Land and dwell in it - Bamidbar 33:53 and the gemara in Ketubot 111a Whoever walks four amot in the Land of Israel may rest assured that he will be a denizen of the World to Come Ohr Somayach cites the Maharal explaining the reason Because of the intrinsic Holiness of the Land of Israel, a person ...


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The common expression throughout the Torah and Chazal "ma'ase yadekha" (the work/actions of your hands) is meant to be understood as that which we do and also everything that results from our actions. So yes, being a good role model for others to learn from definitely warrants a reward unto itself. The same is also true in reverse, if due to your wrongful ...



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