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In its primary meaning, the Hebrew word mitzvah refers to precepts and commandments commanded by God. It is used in rabbinical Judaism to refer to the 613 ...

Mitzvot: A Mitzvah Is a Commandment - My Jewish Learning


One often hears someone Jewish saying, “It's a mitzvah!” usually referring to a charitable, beneficial act performed by another person. However, while its Yiddish ...

Definition: Mitzvah


Mitzvah (MITS-vuh); pl: Mitzvot (mits-VOHT): Lit. commandment. Any of the 613 commandments that Jews are obligated to observe. It can also refer to any ...

Mitzvah | Definition of Mitzvah by Merriam-Webster


Define mitzvah: a commandment of the Jewish law.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah | ReformJudaism.org


Bar and bat mitzvah mean, literally, "son and daughter of the commandment."

Why My Son Won't Be Having a Bar Mitzvah - Jewishness – Forward ...


Sep 2, 2015 ... My son, who's turning 13 on Halloween, won't be having a bar mitzvah. This is what's happening, or not happening. The entry in the Book of ...

Mitzvah - definition of mitzvah by The Free Dictionary


n. pl. mitz·voth (-vōt′, -vōs′) or mitz·vahs. 1. a. A commandment of the Jewish law. b. The fulfillment of such a commandment. 2. A worthy deed.

Chai Mitzvah


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The First Bat Mitzvah in the United States | Jewish Virtual Library


The shocking event they had just witnessed, according to historian Paula Hyman, was the first bat mitzvah conducted in the United States. Reflecting on her ...

Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Confirmation | Jewish Virtual Library


“Bar Mitzvah” literally means “son of the commandment.” “Bar” is “son” in Aramaic , which used to be the vernacular of the Jewish people. “Mitzvah” is ...

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What Is a Mitzvah? - The State of Being Connected - Chabad.org


The simple meaning of the word mitzvah is command. It appears in various forms with that meaning about 300 times in the Five Books of Moses. The Talmud1 ...

Judaism 101: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation


A discussion of the Jewish coming-of-age ceremonies: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation.

Mitzvah | Define Mitzvah at Dictionary.com


Mitzvah definition, any of the collection of 613 commandments or precepts in the Bible and additional ones of rabbinic origin that relate chiefly to the religious ...