A man who shall bring near of you an offering to G-d (1:2)
The verse does not say, “a man of you who shall bring near an offering,” but, “a man who shall bring near of you an offering”–the offering must come from within the person. It is the animal within man that must be “brought near” and elevated by the divine fire upon the Altar.
There’s this force inside of us that wants to destroy everything that is good in our lives. It especially likes to seep into our relationships and wreak havoc there because it knows herein lies the greatest potential for our happiness.
Today, find one relationship where there is discord and do what you can to make peace.
Today’s Mitzvah – Positive Commandment 245 Conducting Business
Important Message Regarding This Lesson
The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of 3 chapters of Maimonides’ 14-volume code. There are instances when the Mitzvah is repeated a few days consecutively while the exploration of the same Mitzvah continues in the in-depth track.
Leviticus 25:14 “And if you sell something to your neighbor, or buy something from your neighbor”
The Torah deals with every aspect of our lives; not only with the way we pray and study, but also the manner in which we carry out our business.
This Positive Mitzvah establishes guidelines for our business dealings and governs the way we buy, sell, and transfer ownership of property.
These guidelines include writing business contracts, paying for goods with money, or exchanging one item for another.
This article taken from my free Daily Mitzvah (Maimonides) newsletter : Chabad.org