The law of the beautiful captive and the spurned first-born, and the rebellious son and the king's twin brother, the hybrid garment and the falsely accused spouse, the hungry employee and a dead brother's wife, how to get married and when to get divorced -- and sixty-six other mitzvot -- in this week's Torah reading
Seven things are hidden from man: the day of death, the day of the Redemption, the absolute truth in a judgment; also, no man knows how he will earn a livelihood, what is in his neighbor's heart, what a woman is bearing, and when the wicked will fall.
"Mitzvah" is related to the word "tzavta," which means "joining" and "attachment": by performing s a mitzva becomes joined to the essence of G-d, who issues that particular command. Thus "The reward of a mitzva is the mitzvah"-- being joined with the essence of the Infinite is itself the deed's reward
— Hayom Yom, Cheshvan 8
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