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Mitzvot Lo Ta'Aseh (meetz-voht loh tah-ah-seh) — Commandments of actions that you should refrain from doing; negative commandments
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Commandments (Mitzvot)
Purposes of Commandments/Mitzvot
Commandments /mitzvot (plural of mitzva ) have three main purposes:...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Precedence of Mitzvot
A frequently performed commandment generally takes precedence over a...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments/Mitzvot: Obligations
In addition to prayer obligations (see Women: Minimal Prayer ), women...
Preparation for Doing Mitzvot
Mitzvot  that are from the  Torah  ( tzitzit , ...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Exemptions
Women: Exemption from Time-Dependent Positive Commandments
Women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent positive...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Mitzva Obligations
Although women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Fence (Syag) around the Torah
Making a “fence” (“ syag ”) around the Torah...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Follow National Law as Enforced
Follow national law as enforced. Halacha requires that national and...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
How Far To Go To Do a Mitzva
There is no need to go to different town in order to fulfill a mitzva...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
How Much Money to Spend on a Mitzva
You are never required to spend more than 1/5 of your liquid assets on...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Unintentional Violation; Receive No Benefit (Psik Reisha...)
Psik reisha d'la nicha lei ( halacha whose violation you...
Preparation for Doing Mitzvot
VaYehi Noam, L'Shem Yichud, Yehi Ratzon
You do not need to say  Va'yehi noam ,  L'Shem...
Commandments (Mitzvot)
What Is a Mitzva/What Is Halacha
A mitzva is a commandment.  A halacha is how to do the mitzva .
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Mayim Achronim
See Birkat HaMazon: Mayim Achronim .
Introduction to Torah Study
Studying Torah is a basic requirement for all Jews and such study is...
Chanuka: Background
Chanuka: Why Asher Kidshanu
Chazal have the authority to make laws, so we say “Who...
Nida/Taharat HaMishpacha
Four Most Common Nida Questions
  What Makes a Woman a Nida  ...
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Almost all mitzvot may be enhanced by: Making them...
Magid: Tell the Story
In Every Generation
The hagada tells us that in every generation, a person must see...
Introduction to Blessings (Brachot)
Introduction to Blessings/Brachot
Blessings as Thanks We say blessings as thanks to God for the...
Introduction to Holy Written Objects
Introduction to Holy Written Objects
By surrounding ourselves with reminders of the commandments and with...
Introduction to Honoring Parents
Introduction to Honoring Parents
Honoring your father and mother—the fifth of the Ten Commandments...
Derogatory Speech (Lashon HaRa)
Introduction to Lashon HaRa
Lashon ha’ra is saying (or communicating in any way--even...
Introduction to Shavuot
Introduction to Shavuot
Shavuot ( Yom HaBikurim in the Torah) celebrates and commemorates...
Introduction to Sukkot
Introduction to Sukkot
Sukkot means “huts.” The Jewish festival of Sukkot...

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