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Tzavta V'chibur ("cleaving and attachment")

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Tzavta V'chibur ("cleaving and attachment"): "cleaving and attachment"; the connection with G-d that is the effect of doing a mitzvah. In Chassidic teachings, the word mitzvah itself - which literally means "commandment" - is said to derive from this root word meaning "attachment."
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