B. Mitzvot in Your Home – Ritual

1. The following you shall abominate among the birds – they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture; (Lev. 11:13)
     Follow the laws of Kashrut.

2. You shall live in Booths seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths.  (Lev. 23:42)
     Build a sukkah and use it.

3. When you have eaten your fill, give thanks to the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. (Deut. 8:10)
     Recite the “motzi” regularly before meals.
     Recite the Birkat Hamazon [Grace after meals] regularly (at least on Shabbat).

4. In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening (Ex. 12:18)
     Prepare a Passover seder.

5. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; on the very first day you shall remove leaven from your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day to the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. (Ex. 12:15)
     Remove and/or sell all chametz [leaven] in your home before Passover.

6. And Moses said to the people. ”Remember this day. on which you went free from Egypt, the house of bondage, how the Lord freed you from it with a mighty hand: no leavened bread shall be eaten, (Ex. 13:3) Throughout the seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten; no leavened bread shall be found with you, and no leaven shall be found in your territory (Ex. 13:7)
     Observe the Passover food restrictions during the entire festival.

7. Remember the Sabbath today and keep it holy. (Ex. 20:8)
     Learn and recite the Shabbat Kiddush regularly.
     Learn and recite the Havdalah at the end of Shabbat.

8. Inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deut. 6:9)
     Make a mezuzah. acquire a K’laf [parchment], and affix the mezuzah to the doorpost of your home,
     following the appropriate b’rakhah [blessing].

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