A List of the Mitzvot Commandments Level: Advanced Jewish tradition teaches that there are commandments This is the list of identified by Rambam The order and organization is my own Below is a list of the mitzvot commandments. It is based primarily on the list compiled by Rambam in the Mishneh Torah, but I have consulted other sources as well. The order is my own, as are the explanations of how some rules are derived from some biblical passages. For each mitzvah, I have provided a citation to the biblical passage or passages from which it is derived, based primarily on Rambam.
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A List of the Mitzvot Commandments Level: Advanced Jewish tradition teaches that there are commandments This is the list of identified by Rambam The order and organization is my own Below is a list of the mitzvot commandments. It is based primarily on the list compiled by Rambam in the Mishneh Torah, but I have consulted other sources as well. The order is my own, as are the explanations of how some rules are derived from some biblical passages.
For each mitzvah, I have provided a citation to the biblical passage or passages from which it is derived, based primarily on Rambam. Commandments that cannot be observed today primarily relate to the Temple , its sacrifices and services because the Temple does not exist and criminal procedures because the theocratic state of Israel does not exist. G-d To know that G-d exists Ex. See What Do Jews Believe?
Not to entertain the idea that there is any god but the Eternal Ex. Not to blaspheme Ex. See The Name of G-d. To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity Deut.
To love G-d Deut. To fear Him reverently Deut. Not to put the word of G-d to the test Deut. To imitate His good and upright ways Deut.
Torah To honor the old and the wise Lev. To learn Torah and to teach it Deut. See Torah. To cleave to those who know Him Deut. Not to add to the commandments of the Torah, whether in the Written Law or in its interpretation received by tradition Deut. Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah Deut.
That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself Deut. Signs and Symbols To circumcise the male offspring Gen. To put tzitzit on the corners of clothing Num. See Tzitzit and Tallit. To bind tefillin on the head Deut. See Tefillin. To bind tefillin on the arm Deut. To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house Deut. See Mezuzah. Prayer and Blessings To pray to G-d Ex. See Prayers and Blessings ; Jewish Liturgy.
To read the Shema in the morning and at night Deut. See Jewish Liturgy. To recite grace after meals Deut.
Love and Brotherhood To love all human beings who are of the covenant Lev. See Love and Brotherhood. Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger Lev. Not to wrong any one in speech Lev. See Speech and Lashon Ha-Ra. Not to carry tales Lev.
Not to take revenge Lev. Not to bear a grudge Lev. Not to put any Jew to shame Lev. Not to curse any other Israelite Lev. Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road Lev. To rebuke the sinner Lev. To relieve a neighbor of his burden and help to unload his beast Ex. Not to leave a beast, that has fallen down beneath its burden, unaided Deut. The Poor and Unfortunate Not to afflict an orphan or a widow Ex.
Not to reap the entire field Lev. To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor Lev. Not to gather gleanings the ears that have fallen to the ground while reaping Lev.
To leave the gleanings for the poor Lev. Not to gather the peret grapes that have fallen to the ground Lev. To leave peret the single grapes of the vineyard for the poor Lev. Not to return to take a forgotten sheaf Deut.
To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor Deut. Not to refrain from maintaining a poor man and giving him what he needs Deut.
See Tzedakah: Charity. Treatment of Gentiles To love the stranger Deut. Not to wrong the stranger in speech Ex. Not to wrong the stranger in buying or selling Ex. Not to intermarry with gentiles Deut.
See Interfaith Marriages. To exact the debt of an alien Deut. To lend to an alien at interest Deut. Marriage, Divorce and Family To honor father and mother Ex. Not to smite a father or a mother Ex. Not to curse a father or mother Ex.
To reverently fear father and mother Lev. To be fruitful and multiply Gen. That a eunuch shall not marry a daughter of Israel Deut. That a mamzer shall not marry the daughter of a Jew Deut. See Prohibited Marriages and Illegitimate Children. That an Ammonite or Moabite shall never marry the daughter of an Israelite Deut. Not to exclude a descendant of Esau from the community of Israel for three generations Deut. Not to exclude an Egyptian from the community of Israel for three generations Deut.
That there shall be no harlot in Israel ; that is, that there shall be no intercourse with a woman, without previous marriage with a deed of marriage and formal declaration of marriage Deut. See Marriage. To take a wife by kiddushin, the sacrament of marriage Deut.
That the newly married husband shall be free for one year to rejoice with his wife Deut. That a bridegroom shall be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties Deut.
Not to withhold food, clothing or conjugal rights from a wife Ex. See The Marital Relationship. That the woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah Num. That a man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published an evil report about her unchastity before marriage Deut.
To divorce by a formal written document Deut. See The Process of Obtaining a Divorce. That one who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man Deut. See Divorce. To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless Deut. That the widow formally release the brother-in-law if he refuses to marry her Deut. Forbidden Sexual Relations Not to indulge in familiarities with relatives, such as kissing, embracing, winking, skipping, which may lead to incest Lev.
Not to have intercourse with a woman, in her menstrual period Lev. Not to commit sodomy with a male Lev. Not to have intercourse with a beast Lev. That a woman shall not have intercourse with a beast Lev. Not to castrate the male of any species; neither a man, nor a domestic or wild beast, nor a fowl Lev.
The 613 Commandments (Mitzvot)
Significance of [ edit ] [De Rouwdagen] De treurdagen The mourning days by Jan Voerman , ca According to the Talmud ,  Deuteronomy is to be interpreted to mean that Moses transmitted the "Torah" from God to the Israelites: "Moses commanded us the Torah as an inheritance for the community of Jacob ". Many Jewish philosophical and mystical works e. Each tassel has eight threads when doubled over and five sets of knots, totalling The sum of all numbers is This reflects the concept that donning a garment with tzitzit reminds its wearer of all Torah commandments. For example, Ben Azzai held that there exist positive mitzvot. Some rabbis declared that this count was not an authentic tradition, or that it was not logically possible to come up with a systematic count.