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Positive Mitzvah 241
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 241: Damage Caused by Fire
Exodus 22:5 "If a fire breaks out and spreads through thorns..."
At camp, Aaron's group was hiking around the lake.
The sun was setting and they were searching for a good place to light a bonfire.
Aaron came upon an ideal spot and pointed it out to their counselor.
"It looks great," agreed the counselor. "But I'm afraid of that corn-field nearby. By accident, our fire may spark a flame that might catch onto the corn."
"You're right," said Aaron. "If a fire caught, we would be responsible for the damage!"
The group continued looking for a suitable site, deciding that it was better to be safe than sorry!
This Positive Mitzvah deals with laws applying to damage caused by a fire.
There is compassion that feeds the ego and there is compassion that humbles it. Compassion that feeds the ego is a sense of pity for those who stand beneath you.
Compassion that humbles is born of a deeper understanding of the order of things: When you understand that your fellow man is suffering in order that you may be privileged to help him -- then you are truly humbled.
From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - firstname.lastname@example.org