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Book of 613 Mitzvos based on the Rambam with educational explanation, attributed by some to R' Aharon Halevi (Raah) contemporary of the Rashba

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Are there any other opinions on 6 constant mitzvas

Sefer hachinuch seems to have introduced the idea of 6 constant mitzvas. Some are debatable. For example - dont go after your heart. Sometimes your heart is full of good stuff that should be ...
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I want to study all 613 Mitzvot in depth. Can someone recommend a good book for me to read dedicated to that topic?

Other than the Mishnah and the Talmud , are there any books that give in-depth commentary, explanation, and context for each and every mitzvot? I'm only referring to books soley focused on the topic ...
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Sefer HaMitzvot and Sefer HaChinuch: Which should I study?

I want to study the 613 Mitzvot, and I was told about both the Sefer HaChinuch and Sefer HaMitzvot and I'm not sure which one to learn from. So, what's the difference? Do they include the exact same ...
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Does Sefer HaChinuch draw on some other source for the idea that one who does not learn Torah is like a beheimah (domestic livestock/cattle)?

In Sefer HaChinuch, in Mitzvah 419, Talmud Torah, the author says: שרש מצוה זו ידוע, כי בלמוד, ידע האדם דרכי השם יתברך, וזולתו לא ידע ולא יבין, ונחשב כבהמה. Is he relying on an earlier source for the ...
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What is Ramban's reasoning regarding charging interest to a non-Jew?

Sefer Hachinuch here writes that Ramban holds that when the Torah says you should charge interest to a non-Jew, it means that you can, not that you must. However, we already know that we can charge a ...
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What is the Yadua bone? Is it extinct?

I was learning Sefer Hamitzvot with my dad last night and, when we came across mitzvah #256, I was curious; do we have any idea what the yadua bone is? It is a bone of a bird which grows from a long ...
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Why is mitzvah 611 not in The Six Constant Mitzvot? [duplicate]

Mitzvah 611 according to the Sefer HaChinuch is to walk in HaShem's ways. Sefaria writes: "The commandment to walk in - and make oneself similar through - the ways of God, may He be blessed:"...
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Sefer Hamitzvot vs. Sefer HaChinuch

I have a few questions regarding these two amazing sefarim. Looking through them, of course, my first glaring question is the orders: why are they different. Sefer HaChinuch was based off the Rambam's ...
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What's the practical difference between Mitzva Diorisas that Are listed as one of the 613; And those Not listed as one of the 613? [duplicate]

What's the (general) practical Difference between one of the 613 Mitzvahs ,counted by the Monay Hamotzvos,whether its an Asay or Lo-Tasay and an (Asay or Lo-Tasay) that isn't part of the 613 Mitzvahs? ...
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Why do some editions of Sefer HaChinuch split Parashat Mishpatim in two?

I've noticed that some editions of Sefer Hachinuch (such as R. Chavel's edition based on the 1523 Venice edition) split Parashat Mishpatim into two sections. The first starts from the beginning of ...
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Why does Chinuch confuse Parashat Nitzavim and Vayelech?

Why does [this edition of] Minchas Chinuch list the two Mitzvos of Parashat Vayelech under Parashat Nitzavim?
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The case of the expanding heresy

Mitzvah # 387 in the Sefer Hachinuch is not to go astray towards heresy and licentiousness. In that mitzvah, the Sefer Hachinuch writes the following line: ענין לאו זה שנמנענו שלא ניחד מחשבותינו ...
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What was censored in Sefer HaChinuch?

While reading Reb Yaakov (page 191), the following line caught my eye: The Sunday morning shiur...Reb Yaakov finished...the uncensored version of Sefer HaChinuch What could this be referring to? I ...
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Why isn't imitating Hashem's traits a constant mitzvah?

In the introduction to Sefer HaChinuch, the author delineates what he feels are six constant mitzvos from the 613. מששה מצות מהן שחיובן תמידי לא יפסק מעל האדם אפי' רגע בכל ימיו. ואלו הם. א' להאמין ...
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Discrepancy between Sefer HaMitzvos and Sefer Hachinuch

The Rambam in Sefer HaMitzvos, Lo Saaseh 148 writes that a non-Kohen who eats kodshim/holy food breaks a negative mitzvah: שהזהירנו שלא לאכול זר מבשר קדשי הקדשים. והוא אמרו יתעלה וזר לא יאכל כי קדש ...
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May an accidental murderer choose to leave the city of refuge?

I understand from the Sefer HaChinuch, mitzvah 410, that a person who kills accidentally has a mitzvah to go to a city of refuge. I would like to know if that person is allowed to leave the city of ...
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Source for tzitzit according to Sefer HaChinuch

I'm looking for the source in Sefer HaChinuch that discusses the author's method for tying tzitzit. Can anyone point it out for me?
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