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  Judaism 101: Halakhah: Jewish Law
At the heart of halakhah is the unchangeable 613 mitzvot that G-d gave to the Jewish people in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible).
Some of the mitzvot overlap; for example, it is a positive commandment to rest on Shabbat and a negative commandment not to do work on Shabbat.
Mitzvot d'rabbanan are considered to be as binding as Torah laws, but there are differences in the way we apply laws that are d'oraita and laws that are d'rabbanan (see below).
www.jewfaq.org /halakhah.htm   (1734 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Maimonides: The 613 Mitzvot
613 Mitzvos according to Sefer Hamitzvos of Rambam
This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book.
If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/rambam613.html   (72 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Conservative Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ethics · 613 Mitzvot · Customs · Midrash Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people with around 15 million followers as of 2006.
Mitzvah (Hebrew: מצווה;, commandment; plural, mitzvot; from צוה, tzavah, command) is a word used in Judaism to refer to (a) the commandments, of which there are 613, given in the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) or (b) any Jewish law at all.
Because of this potential for confusion, a number of Conservative rabbis have proposed renaming the movement, and outside of the United States of America it is known as Masorti Judaism (Hebrew for "Traditional").
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Conservative-Judaism   (2706 words)

 Orthodox Judaism - Encyclopedia of Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They believe that the Torah is true, that it has come down to us intact and unchanged.
They believe that the Torah contains 613 mitzvot binding upon Jews but not upon non-Jews.
The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) performed by the Council of Jewish Federations found that 7% of the Jews in America identify themselves as Orthodox.
www.religion-encyclopedia.com /O/orthodox_judaism.htm   (485 words)

In practice there is no one definitive list that explicates the 613 laws.
The differences come about because in some places the Torah lists related laws together, so it is difficult to know whether one is dealing with a single law, which lists several cases, or several separate laws; Other "commandments" in the Torah are restricted as one-time acts, and would not be considered as "mitzvot".
In rabbinic literature there are a number of works, mainly by the Rishonim, that were composed to determine which commandments belong in this enumeration...
www.experiencefestival.com /vows   (1200 words)

 Basic Judaism
As such, he gave Isaac's son Jacob the title Israel, and dedicated his children to be his nation.
He sent Jacob and his children to Egypt, and after they had been enslaved, he sent Moses to redeem them from slavery, take them to Mount Sinai, give them the Torah which is comprised of 613 commandments, and take them to the land of Israel.
Because the Jews would sin, he set aside the children of Aaron to be priests, and gave them a temple where they could bring offerings to assist in the atonement for their sins.
www.milechai.com /judaism/index.html   (1416 words)

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