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A Mitzvah creates a connection with G-d -- but how long does this connection last?

The definition of time is that every act is limited to a certain time period. Something that happened -- happened; it is part of history, and something...

Where can I find a list of all the commandments of the Torah -- with their details?

1. We are commanded by the Torah to observe 613 commandments, 248 Positive commandments ("do"s) and 365 Negative commandments ("do...

When it comes to observing the mitzvahs, is it 'all or nothing'?

According to the Torah, any Jew who was raised in a non-religious atmosphere and was not accorded a proper Jewish education, has the halachic status of a...

Which mitzvahs are women obligated to fulfill?

A woman is required to fulfill all negative commandments (the "do not"s), but only those positive commandments ("do"s) which do not...

Is a community custom halachically binding?

Normally, one can not be forced to abide by a minhag. However if a certain minhag is practiced by everyone in the city (a "minhag hamakom"),...

What are the seven rabbinic mitzvahs?

1. Washing the hands for bread. 2. Laws of Eruv.1 3. Reciting a blesing before partaking of food or any other pleasure. 4. Lighting Shabbat Candles. 5....

Are there any mitzvahs exclusively for women?

In addition to the general obligation to perform Mitzvahs, women are given three exclusive Mitzvahs that fan the feminine essence: 1. Turning...

What are the 613 Mitzvahs?

The Talmud tells us (Tractate Makkot 23b) that there are 613 commandments in the Torah; 248 Positive Commandments ("do's") and 365 Negative...

What is a Mitzvah?

A. A Mitzvah (pronounced MITZ-vah) is a Hebrew word which means “commandment” and “connection.” A Mitzvah is a commandment. If I...