[ US /ˈmɪtsvə/ ]
[ UK /mˈɪtsvɐ/ ]
  1. (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
  2. (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
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How To Use mitzvah In A Sentence

  • As a teenager, what was his bar mitzvah like?
  • Within the Jewish community, I have married, raised a family, and become, I hope, a good father. We recently celebrated our oldest son's Bar Mitzvah.
  • So much of the book is heavy with meaning and counter-meaning, innuendo and awful implication, that translation would be a challenge even without its freight of rich consonantal Manchester Yiddish – its mitzvahs, shiksas, farshimelts, meshuggeners and yisgadals. Guardian book club: Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson
  • For example, the only thing I remember my grandfather giving me as a child was a reel-to-reel Wollensak tape recorder for my Bar Mitzvah.
  • Ruchama Rivka was always very excited when it came time for the mitzvah of counting the Omer.
  • Eric had a space-travel-themed bar mitzvah at the Chanticleer in Short Hills when we were both in seventh grade.
  • They are only obligatory if it is possible to fulfill them, so the first principle to recall is that it is a mitzvah (a commanded obligation) for people to have children only if they can.
  • Sure, they have the Mitzvah Mobile, but how intimidating is that? Shofar, sho good? « A Bird’s Nest
  • Our son will be Bar Mitzvahed this Spring and both of his mothers will be there to honor him. the nachas we share about our children and our marriage is no different than my heterosexual brother or sister. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Gays as the New Religious Bogeyman
  • It is a great honor to be given an aliyah when the Torah is read in the synagogue, and it is important to fulfill this mitzvah (commandment) with dignity.
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