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55. Foundations of the Torah
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The mitzvos in the first of the 14 categories (detailed in section 54) are those that the Rambam discusses in Hilchos Yesodei HaTorah (the laws of foundations of the Torah) in his magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah. The reason for these mitzvos, he tells us, is self-evident. [III, 36] If you examine them one by […]
54. The Fourteen Types of Mitzvos
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The Rambam divides all the mitzvos into 14 categories. [III,35] Each of these categories serves a particular purpose. They are: 1. Basic principles of faith, including repentance and fasting; 2. Idolatry, including such things as shaatnez (not to wear garments of mixed wool and linen), which the Rambam attributes to idolatrous practices. Laws in this […]