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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.
Our Sages differentiate between the rational mitzvot (mishpatim) and the supra-rational mitzvot (chukim); a third, intermediate category are the "testimonial" or commemorative mitzvot (eidot). But in essence, says the Rebbe, the most rational mishpat is a...
Why to do a mitzvah that makes sense
The name of our parshah is Mishpatim, which means "laws." There are several words for "law" in Hebrew. All have a similar meaning, but a slightly different nuance. Mishpatim, or "judgements," means laws which can easily be un...
Parshat Mishpatim begins, "And these are the laws that ‘tasim’ [you shall set] ‘lifnayhem’ [before them]." Exodus 21:1. On the word lifnayhem, there are several different explanations. One of the explanations of the Talmud Talmud, Gittin 88b. is brought b...
How do I demonstrate proper gratitude for the gifts with which I have been endowed?
Can Cooking be an Un-Kosher Act?
Did you know that G-d would rather you cooked pork chops than a cheeseburger? That’s right. There is no biblical injunction against cooking pork—although eating it is absolutely forbidden... But it is forbidden to even cook meat together with milk.
Our world has succeeded in defining the "rightful" sphere of religious influence, immunizing other aspects of life of the demands and criteria of religion.
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