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Mitzvah - commandment. This tag is for questions about the nature of commandments or the status of being a commandment. (However, many particular commandments have their own tags.)

A mitzvah (מצוה) (pl. mitzvot or mitzvos (מצוות)) is a commandment. There are 613 mitzvot.

Mitzvot are divided into positive (עשה) and negative (לא תעשה) categories. There are 248 positive mitzvot, and 365 negative.

This tag is for general questions about mitzvot. Questions about Jewish law belong in . See this list of tags for more specific mitzvah-related tags.

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