mitzvah

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mitz·vah

 (mĭts′və)
n. pl. mitz·voth (-vōt′, -vōs′) or mitz·vahs
1.
a. A commandment of the Jewish law.
b. The fulfillment of such a commandment.
2. A worthy deed.

[Hebrew miṣwâ, from ṣiwwâ, to command; see ṣwy in Semitic roots.]

mitzvah

(ˈmɪtsvə; Hebrew mitsˈvɑ)
n, pl -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -ˈvɔt)
1. (Judaism) a commandment or precept, esp one found in the Bible
2. (Judaism) a good deed
[from Hebrew: commandment]

mitz•vah

or mits•vah

(mitsˈvɑ, mɪts-; Eng. ˈmɪts və)

n., pl. -voth, -vot, -vos (-ˈvɔt)
Eng. -vahs. Hebrew.
1. any of the collection of 613 commandments or precepts in the Bible and additional ones of rabbinic origin that relate chiefly to the religious and moral conduct of Jews.
2. any good or praiseworthy deed.
[< Hebrew miṣwāh commandment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mitzvah - (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish lawmitzvah - (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
commandment, precept, teaching - a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
2.mitzvah - (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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Y para los judios fundamentados en la Tora, ser feliz es un mitzva (obligacion o mandamiento), que para lograrlo se debe observar una serie de actitudes frente a los acontecimientos de la vida.
Durante la ceremonia del Bar Mitzva, el nuevo adulto debe hacer una recitacion de algun verso de la Torah, con el objetivo de senalar que a partir de esta lectura, la persona ha encontrado su parte en la [phrase omitted] Torah conforme a la vida que se le encomendo vivir; asimismo se afirma tambien la voluntad, el rigor y la continencia (Gozlan, 2014, p.
Ahora bien, esta primera obra revela una fortaleza, que se proyectara en el tiempo: la pertenencia del personaje a la familia judia, que se manifiesta en el amparo que le otorga en su huida la rama familiar bonaerense--el nostalgico recuerdo de "los almuerzos familiares de los dias domingo" (168);--lo cual lo hace regresar muchos anos despues donde sus primos portenos para la celebracion del primer bar mitzva de la familia paterna en suelo latinoamericano.
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