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mitzva

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EtymologyEdit

From ancient Hebrew text and scrolls.

NounEdit

mitzva (plural mitzvot)

  1. (Religion, Jewish) A meritorious deed or action.
    Something that God would smile upon: a mitzvah.
  2. (Religion, Jewish) An order from rabbis or a commandment from the Bible
    Helping the elderly man to cross the street was a fine mitzvah for Robert.

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