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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitzvah

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 commandments given in the Torah at biblical Mount Sinai and the seven rabbinic commandments instituted later for a total of 620. The 613 commandments are ...

www.myjewishlearning.com/article/mitzvot-a-mitzvah-is-a-commandment

Mitzvah literally means “commandment.” In fact, Jewish tradition understands exactly 613 mitzvot (plural of mitzvah) to be derived from the Hebrew Bible. The 613 are listed in Maimonides' Sefer Hamitzvot (Book of the Commandments), divided into “positive” and “negative” commandments. To read them in Hebrew, click ...

www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1438516/jewish/Mitzvah.htm

What are they? 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 mentions that the Jewish People were given 613 mitzvot at Sinai, and numerous codes—most notably, Maimonides' Sefer Hamitzvot —provide ...

www.jewfaq.org/613.htm

Below is a list of the 613 mitzvot (commandments). It is based primarily on the list compiled by Rambam in the Mishneh Torah, but I have consulted other sources as well. As I said in the page on halakhah, Rambam's list is probably the most widely accepted list, but it is not the only one. The order is my own, as are the ...

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A mitzvah is not just a good deed. By: RABBI ZUSHE GREENBERG Insight into: Parsha Korach Do your children constantly ask "Why?" "Why do I have to …? Why can't I …?" This is human nature, since adults also ask "Why?" "Why do we need to do this mitzvah? What is the meaning behind this tradition?" In this week's ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitzvah

Define mitzvah: a commandment of the Jewish law; a meritorious or charitable act.

www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-mitzvah-2076795

Jun 25, 2015 ... Meaning. Mitzvah (מִצְוָה; plural: mitzvot or mitzvoth, מִצְווֹת) is Hebrew and translates literally to "command" or "commandment." In the Greek text of the Hebrew Bible, or Torah, the term is entole, and during the Second Temple Period (586 BCE-70 CE), it was popular to see philentolos ("lover of the ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/mitzvah

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 and moral conduct of Jews. See more.

www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/mitzvot

At the heart of halakhah is the unchangeable 613 mitzvot that G-d gave to the Jewish people in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible). The word "mitzvah" means "commandment." In its strictest sense, it refers only to commandments instituted in the Torah; however, the word is commonly used in a more generic sense to ...