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Positive Mitzvah 245
This is not an error of duplication. The full-fledged version of this Mitzvah are many and change for those who are learning the one/three chapter a day. The Message for the day from "Bringing Heaven Down to Earth" at the end of this Mitzvah is different than that of yesterday.Positive Mitzvah 245: Conducting Business
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.
When Moshiach comes, the teachers of small children will be in the first row to greet him.
The Rebbe formed a club for Jewish children called "Tzivos Hashem". He told the children that with verses of Torah and good deeds they would fight the forces of darkness in the world and bring Moshiach.
The children began to stand close to the Rebbe at public gatherings. Some went under the table near his feet. Legend has it that occasionally a small hand would rise up from under the table to snatch a piece of the Rebbe's cake.
Finally, one of the adults became fed up with this lack of decorum and attempted to escort some children away. The Rebbe turned to him and exclaimed, "You are only a civilian and they are soldiers -- and you want to remove them?"
From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - firstname.lastname@example.org