mitzvot aseh

Alternative Spellings

mitsvos aseh, mitzvos ase, mitzvot asei

Definitions

  • affirmative commandments (of the 613 commandments of the Torah)

Example Sentences

  • "There are 248 Positive Mitzvot (Mitzvot Aseh) or things that you should do." (http://www.akhlah.com/jewish-traditions/613-mitzvot/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מצוות עשה

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Dictionaries

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Notes

The positive commandments ("thou shalt...") are contrasted with the negative commandments, mitzvot lo ta'aseh ("thou shalt not..."). See also http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/756399/jewish/The-613-Commandments.htm.

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