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Definition of Mitzvah

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(Hebrew) good deed; commandment, Jewish law of moral conduct
Mitzvah Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
(synonym) mitsvah
(hypernym) teaching, precept, commandment
(classification) Judaism
2. (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
(synonym) mitsvah
(hypernym) deed, feat, effort, exploit
(classification) Judaism
Mitzvah Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Official Judaism Glossary
"Mitzvah" literally means "commandment," as in The Ten Commandments. It is used to refer to actions that a Jew is required or expected to perform. These may be rules of the halakhah or as acts of charity and kindness. Maimonides compiled a list of 613 mitzvot that Jews are expected to do.
Mitzvah Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In its primary meaning, the Hebrew word (; meaning "commandment", , , Biblical: ; plural , Biblical: ; from "command") refers to precepts and commandments commanded by God.

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