noun (plural mitzvoth /-vəʊt/)Judaism
- 1A precept or commandment.More example sentences
- They are only obligatory if it is possible to fulfill them, so the first principle to recall is that it is a mitzvah (a commanded obligation) for people to have children only if they can.
- As was mentioned earlier, it is a mitzvah which rules the principle of family purity and falls upon the woman, directly and exclusively, for she is the only person responsible for its consummation.
- Several modern scholars rule that this mitzvah includes an obligation to prevent someone from losing their health in the first place.
- 1.1A good deed done from religious duty.More example sentences
- Giving charity is a positive mitzvah, a personal religious obligation no less than prayer or Torah study.
- It's a mitzvah - a good deed - and we wish him great success.
- It's considered what we call an mitzvah, a good deed to do.
mid 17th century: from Hebrew miṣwāh 'commandment'.
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