What does mitzvah mean?

Definitions for mitzvah
mitsˈvɑ, mɪts-; Eng. ˈmɪts və; -ˈvɔtmitz·vah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mitzvah, mitsvah(noun)

    (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law

  2. mitzvah, mitsvah(noun)

    (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty


  1. mitzvah(Noun)

    Any of the 613 commandments of Jewish law

    Etymology: commandment

  2. mitzvah(Noun)

    An act of kindness

    Etymology: commandment


  1. Mitzvah

    In its primary meaning, the Hebrew word mitzvah refers to precepts and commandments as commanded by God. It is a word used in Judaism to refer to the 613 commandments given in the Torah and the seven rabbinic commandments instituted later for a total of 620. According to the teachings of Judaism, all moral laws are, or are derived from, divine commandments. In its secondary meaning, Hebrew mitzvah, as with English "commandment," refers to a moral deed performed as a religious duty. As such, the term mitzvah has also come to express an act of human kindness. The tertiary meaning of mitzvah also refers to the fulfillment of a mitzvah. The opinions of the Talmudic rabbis are divided between those who seek the purpose of the mitzvot and those who do not question them. The latter argue that if the reason for each mitzvah could be determined, people might try to achieve what they see as the purpose of the mitzvah, without actually performing the mitzvah itself, which would become self-defeating. The former believe that if people were to understand the reason and the purpose for each mitzvah, it would actually help them to observe and perform the mitzvah.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mitzvah in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mitzvah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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