Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Before Job One: Believe in Me


Following up on yesterday's email:

"I have seen that the Baal Halachot did not count this mitzvah among the 613...

"It appears that the Baal Halachot believed that the 613 included only Divine decrees which He commanded us to perform or prohibited us from performing. Belief in Gd’s existence, of which He informed us with signs and miracles and Divine revelation before our eyes, is the essence and root from which the mitzvot are born, and it is not counted among them."

(Ramban's comments to Sefer haMitzvot Aseh 1)

Have a great day,

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