Questions about the nature of commandments or the status of being a commandment. (However, many particular commandments have their own tags.)

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connection of obligation to keep mitzvos and sexual maturity

Does anybody know why a boy is obligated to keep mitzvos after he gains sexual maturity (13 years old)? How is the possibility of fathering children connected to that? Thanks.
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Visiting Israel: A Mitzvah?

Is visiting Israel a Mitzvah? (visiting as opposed to living) Just some points I would hope an answer to cover: Was it a mitzvah back then? Is it still a mitzvah nowadays? Does the mitzvah apply ...
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Negative commandments that only apply to women?

Are there any mitzvos lo sa'aseh that only apply to women?