The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora
156 - REMOVAL OF LEAVEN
All leaven is to be removed on 14 April as a commemoration of the Passover.
According to Maimonides, it is sufficient under the terms of this commandment to disown mentally all leaven in one’s possession; the ‘removal’ of which the torah speaks only means completely disowning it. Thus our author stresses the spiritual aspect of the procedure laid down for ‘removal’ of leaven, affirming that one must ‘inwardly disown it, considering it as the dust of the earth. He is thus to establish in his mind definitely that he possesses no leaven whatsoever, in that he considers all leaven in his possession as the dust of the earth, and as something for which there is no necessity whatsoever.”*