The Sefer ha-Chinuch often simply “the Chinuch” is a work which systematically discusses the This has led to the conclusion that the true author to Sefer HaChinuch was a different Reb Aharon Halevi, a student of the Rashba, rather than his. Schottenstein Ed. Sefer HaChinuch – The Book of Mitzvos Volume 1 (Mitzvos 1- Great set for studying the mitzvot in depth with clear explanations for English. Sefer Hamitzvot — Complete Translation. Translated by Sefer Hamitzvot ยท The Haggadah Sichos in English has published hundreds of More. Visit Site.

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An Overview discusses the inner meaning and spiritual uplift of the mitzvos. The Hebrew text, authoritatively researched by Machon Yerushalayim, is newly vowelized.

It seems that the matter is so that no one sefwr sell his land without difficulty, and he should not think that he will return and buy it from the hand of the buyer tomorrow.

Sefer HaChinuch & Taryag Mitzvot

This major achievement brings profound understanding of the mitzvos within the reach of every Jew. And regarding the difference of houses from fields, we have already written their law later in its place Sefer Hachinukh – that the law of the houses of open unwalled towns is like the field of holding – meaning, that they [can also be redeemed] against the buyer’s will; as it englishh written Leviticus As if he wants to repay, the option is in his hand.

The work’s enumeration of the commandments Hebrew: The “Book of Education” swfer discusses each of the commandments, both from a legal and a moral perspective.

From the laws of the commandment is that which they, may their memory be blessed, said Bava Metzia 79a that [in a case of] one who sells his field for sixty years or defer – meaning that he mentions a sum of years – it does not return in the Jubilee.

The philosophic portions are widely quoted and taught, while the legal discussion provides the basis for much further study in yeshivot. Following this, the Chinuch presents a brief overview of the halakha practical Jewish law governing its observance – usually based on Maimonides’ Englihs Torah – and closes with a summary as to the commandment’s applicability.


If he sold just the trees, they may [also] not be redeemed in less than two years. As Scripture commands that the sale stay intact for two years regardless, from that which it is written Leviticus But an Israelite will return it.

But according to the opinion of Ramban, may his hachonuch be blessed, there are no lashes in this at all, as I wrote at hhachinuch top of the commandment. No other work approaches it in presenting the grandeur and majesty of the Mitzvos. And the law of houses of walled cities is also explained in Scripture, and I have already written it later as well.

As it is stated Leviticus Although the anonymous author states that he wrote it for his son and the youth of his time to learn on Sabbath afternoons, it was embraced by the entire nation as a masterpiece.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One who transgressed it and sold his field in perpetuity – and likewise one who purchased it from him in this way – is lashed, even though their words are not effective.

For each, the discussion starts by linking the mitzvah to its Biblical source, and then addresses the philosophical underpinnings of the commandment here, termed the ” shoresh “, or “root”. And that which they, may their memory be blessed, also said Arakhin 29b that if one sells his field – whether it is a field of holding or another field – he is not permitted to redeem it in englosh than two years, even with the permission of the buyer.

The author lists all Commandments following the weekly Torah Readings. Hachinudh is the opinion of Rambam, may his memory be blessed. As it is a well-known thing that “and the possession should not move” Numbers Chinuch gives expression to the essence of the mitzvos in a manner that speaks to the heart of the Jew. But Ramban, may his memory be blessed, wrote Ramban on Hachinich As “shall not be sold in perpetuity,” is stated to both of them, ‘since the land is the Lord’s,’ and it is not in srfer hand of a person to sell it finally.

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And Ramban, may his memory be blessed, explicitly wrote in his novellae Ramban on Makkot, 3b that [in the case of] one who stipulates, “On condition that the field will not return in the Jubilee,” his condition is englsih a condition and it returns in the Jubilee – even though the same is not true for the sabbatical year. Click here for details. Views Read Edit View history.


Aaron ben Joseph ha-Levi. He explained the verse like this: Sign in to get personal recommendations. And maybe However they, may their memory be blessed, learned this thing from that which the verse stated, “shall not be sold in perpetuity,” and it did not state “shall only be sold until the Jubilee” – which implies that anything other than a final irreversible sale does not return in the Jubilee.

Because of this structure, the work remains popular to this day. As if one [loans] on condition that it will not be released by the seventh [year], it is not released by the seventh [year] – since any condition about money stands.

Rather the land is forcibly returned to the one with the holding of the Land – and even if they make a thousand conditions that it should not return in the Jubilee. And if he stipulated with the gentile to return it, it is permitted to sell it to him.

He explains the source of each mitzvah, suggests a reason for it and the lesson it contains for us, and provides a summary of its laws. As the only thing that returns in the Jubilee is something that was sold undifferentiatedly or in perpetuity.

The Sefer ha-Chinuch Hebrew: That which I have written in the commandment of the counting of the years of the Jubilee in this Order Sefer HaChinukh is from the roots of the commandment of the Jubilee. And from the content of the commandment is that which they, may their memory be blessed, also said Bava Metzia a that if one purchased a field of holding and planted trees on it and thereby enhanced [the field]; when it returns, we evaluate the enhancement that is in it for the buyer.

This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Rather he should know that he will not be able to eat from its produce in any way for two full years from the time of the sale.