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Mitzvah (Heb., ‘commandment’). Jewish commandment, ritual duty, or good deed. The rabbis categorized the mitzvot (pl.) into mitzvot de-oraita (‘the biblical commandments’) and the mitzvot de-rabbanan (‘the rabbinic commandments’). All male Jews are expected to keep the mitzvot from the age of 13, while females are exempted from time-bound affirmative commandments. There are 613 mitzvot in Torah (taryag mitzvot), of which 365 are prohibitions (one for each day of a solar year), and 248 are positive (one for each limb of the human body). To these E. Fackenheim added a 614th: see HOLOCAUST.

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mitz·vah / ˈmitsvə/ • n. (pl. mitz·voth / ˈmitsˌvōt; -ˌvōs/ ) Judaism a precept or commandment. ∎  a good deed done from religious duty.

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