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.