mitsvah


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Related to mitsvah: bat mitzvah, bar mitzvah
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Noun1.mitsvah - (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish lawmitsvah - (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.mitsvah - (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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I knew that the Torah says (Deuteronomy 22:4) that it is a Mitsvah to help someone in a situation like this, but I was sure I was inadequate to do it; so I replied," I cannot do it".
As Stefan prepared for his Bar Mitsvah in Vienna his uncle and aunt were buried quietly in Bordeaux.
Conversely, they made the honour of the Other into a supreme mitsvah, the opposite of humiliation of the face of the Other.
L'ebraismo e una comunita di regole, e questa e la cerimonia del Bar Mitsvah, che significa figlio della legge.
The discussion with Turnus Rufus quickly turns to the mitsvah of circumcision, which Rabbi Akiva explains as an example of our mission to improve upon nature.
Keep me from failure and danger, as is written: "He who performs a mitsvah will not know anything bad.
The complexities of observing this mitsvah go far beyond how one
There is a special mitsvah in the Torah that commands us to remember and not forget:
Sefer Ha'Hinukh, mitsvah 546, says that the Torah law to construct a fence on your roof so no one will fall from it did not apply to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.
It is a curious double mitsvah of remembering (positive) and not forgetting (negative).
At this stage, fulfillment of the mitsvah can be considered arduous for at least three reasons:
The majority of decisors hold that prenatal gender selection using PGD does not even count towards the fulfillment of that mitsvah.