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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.
“The essential thing is the deed.” (Ethics of the Fathers) Torah is often referred to as Torat Chaim—a “living Torah.” It is Torah that defines Judaism and the Jewish people and it is their life and essence. In the Torah there are 613 Mitzvot, and in this...
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A contemporary adaptation of Maimonides' classic Sefer HaMitzvot for youth; a concise description of each of the 613 Biblical commandments.
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What do Jews believe in? The Rambam—a great Jewish rabbi and philosopher—summarized the Jewish faith in 13 principles.
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