Rivkah is an Administrator and English instructor at Assemble-Together eCampus. She has homeschooled her five children for the past fifteen years while providing a home on the run with her husband a veteran of the US Army. Her passion has always been creative writing; from a young age creating stories and poems. This passion for English led her to pursue her degree in English Single Subject with a speciality in Creative Writing at Humboldt State University. Aware of the need for accessible Day Schools and seeing a future where she may one day run or open such a school she received a Masters in Education Administration. Rivkah knows that providing a quality education affordably will allow the next generation to take their place as leaders in our communities.
The 239th mitzvah is that we are commanded regarding [punishing] a thief — whether to collect two, four times, or five times the amount stolen1; to kill him should he break in [to the person's property];2 or to sell him.3 The general principle is that the mitzvah is to punish a thief according to the Torah's directions.
All the details of this mitzvah are explained in the 7th chapter of tractate Bava Kama, the 8th chapter of Sanhedrin, the 3rd chapter of Bava Metzia, and a few passages in Ketubot,4 Kiddushin,5 and Shavuot.6
The greeting for the days leading up to Yom Kippur, as well as Yom Kippur itself, is Gmar Chatimah Tovah (גמר חתימה טובה) May your sealing (in the book of Life) be completed for good!, or simply Chatimah Tovah. Wishing you all a Chatimah Tovah!
The 238th mitzvah is that we are commanded to follow the laws regarding damage caused by a pit in the ground.
The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement1 (exalted be He), "If a person digs a pit in the ground [...and an ox or donkey falls into it, the one responsible for the pit must pay for the damage...]."
The details of this mitzvah are explained in the 3rd and 5th chapters of tractate Bava Kama.