Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Mitzvot of Pesach - Remnants of the korban pesach


The eighth mitzvah in the Torah, according to the count of the Sefer haChinuch, is to burn whatever is left from the korban pesach by morning, rather than save it for later. The Sefer haChinuch explained that this mitzvah is meant to make us feel like royalty; kings have no need for leftovers.

There is some debate regarding the specifics of this mitzvah. The Sefer haChinuch stated, “one may not leave anything over,” whereas the Rambam merely wrote (Mishneh Torah Hilchot Korban Pesach 10:11), “one may not leave over,” suggesting that one could leave a small amount. See the Minchat Chinuch for further discussion.

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