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Definition of "mitsvah" []

  • Among the Jews, a precept. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "mitsvah" in a sentence
  • "The performance of a mitsvah is not symbolic, but intrinsically meaningful; it does not require an extra layer of interpretive validity to validate it."
  • "After the rabbi marries the ex-prostitute, the mitsvah of wearing tsitsit is “fulfilled, not only in ritual observance, but also in recovered personal dignity.”"
  • "Sex is not merely “a deep recognition of humanity,” but also a mitsvah."