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Mitzvah; Mitzvot

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Mitzvah; Mitzvot: (lit. “commandment”); one of the Torah’s 613 Divine commandments; a good deed or religious precept; according to Chassidut, the word mitzvah stems from the root tzavta, attachment, the mitzvah creating a bond between G-d who commands and man who performs.
Mitzvahs & Traditions Jewish traditions and mitzvah observances RankRankRankRankRankRank
Shabbat, kosher, mezuzah, tefillin, mikvah . . . The essence of Judaism is in its rituals and observances. A selection of websites offering information and guidance on some of the most basic mitzvot.
Ten Portals to Higher Living The Rebbe's 10-point mitzvah campaign RankRankRankRankRankRank
Where do I begin? Pick a mitzvah, any mitzvah... Here are ten suggested mitzvahs - ten ways to infuse higher meaning into your life and connect to your source and your people. (Click here for Flash Intro)
Mitzvah Minutes Just Do It! RankRankRankRankRankRank
Bottom line: how is the mitzvah done? This section gives you the basics of Jewish observances, short and to the point -- each mitzvah in about 300 words.
What Is a Mitzvah? The State of Being Connected RankRankRankRankRankRank
The only way a Creator can connect with a creature is by a simple request.
Question: My granddaughter is becoming bat mitzvah, and my 92-year-old mom is saying she will not be able to go because she cannot drive on Shabbat. But is it allowable—for this special occasion—for her to violate Shabbat just this once? The way I see it,...
Honor Due to Parents “Kibbud Av Va-em” Book RankRankRankRankRankRank
A brief treatise on the significance of the mitzvah of honoring one’s parents.
Hedonism and ascetics are two sides of this same Hellenic coin: when the soul (flame) meets the body (wick), either the flame gutters out, or it consumes the wick leaving only formless soot behind...
The Menorah’s Transparency . . . and what it taught me about writer’s block RankRankRankRankRankRank
Turn any mitzvah inside out and you’ll see a light—an active and energetic light that looks to shine in every black corner. Turn any mitzvah inside out and you’d see . . . a menorah.
New Orleans has long been dry from Hurricane Katrina, yet Prince William Sound is still feeling the effect of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill . . .
“Ritually pure”—what, exactly, is that? What properties does a ritually pure sample of olive oil have that the others don’t?
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