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613 Commandments!

INDEX  613

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  1. To know that G-d exists (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6).
  2. Not to entertain the idea that there is any god but the Eternal (Ex. 20:3).
  3. Not to blaspheme (Ex. 22:27; Christian 22:28), the penalty for which is death (Lev. 24:16).
  4. To hallow G-d's name (Lev. 22:32).
  5. Not to profane G-d's name (Lev. 22:32).
  6. To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity (Deut. 6:4).
  7. To love G-d (Deut. 6:5).
  8. To fear Him reverently (Deut. 6:13; 10:20).
  9. Not to put the word of G-d to the test (Deut. 6:16).
  10. To imitate His good and upright ways (Deut. 28:9).


  1. To honor the old and the wise (Lev. 19:32).
  2. To learn Torah and to teach it (Deut. 6:7).
  3. To cleave to those who know Him (Deut. 10:20).
  4. Not to add to the commandments of the Torah (Deut. 13:1).
  5. Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah (Deut. 13:1).
  6. That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut. 31:19).

Signs and Symbols

  1. To circumcise the male offspring (Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3).
  2. To put tzitzit on the corners of clothing (Num. 15:38).
  3. To bind tefillin on the head (Deut. 6:8).
  4. To bind tefillin on the arm (Deut. 6:8).
  5. To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house (Deut. 6:9).

Prayer and Blessings

  1. To pray to G-d (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13)
  2. To read the Shema in the morning and at night (Deut. 6:7).
  3. To recite grace after meals (Deut. 8:10).
  4. Not to lay down a stone for worship (Lev. 26:1).

Love and Brotherhood

  1. To love all human beings who are of the covenant (Lev. 19:18).
  2. Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16).
  3. Not to wrong any one in speech (Lev. 25:17).
  4. Not to carry tales (Lev. 19:16).
  5. Not to cherish hatred in one's heart (Lev. 19:17).
  6. Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18).
  7. Not to bear a grudge (Lev. 19:18).
  8. Not to put any Jew to shame (Lev. 19:17).
  9. Not to curse the deaf (Lev. 19:14).
  10. Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road (Lev. 19:14).
  11. To rebuke the sinner (Lev. 19:17).
  12. To relieve a neighbor of his burden and help to unload his beast (Ex. 23:5).
  13. To assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor's beast (Deut. 22:4).
  14. Not to leave a beast, that has fallen down beneath its burden, unaided (Deut. 22:4).

The Poor and Unfortunate

  1. Not to afflict an orphan or a widow (Ex. 22:22; Hebrew 22:21).
  2. Not to reap the entire field (Lev. 19:9; Lev. 23:22).
  3. To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor (Lev. 19:9).
  4. Not to gather gleanings (the ears that have fallen to the ground while reaping) (Lev. 19:9).
  5. To leave the gleanings for the poor (Lev. 19:9).
  6. Not to gather ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard (Lev. 19:10).
  7. To leave ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 24:21).
  8. Not to gather the peret (grapes) that have fallen to the ground (Lev. 19:10).
  9. To leave peret (the single grapes) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10).
  10. Not to return to take a forgotten sheaf (Deut. 24:19) This applies to all fruit trees (Deut. 24:20).
  11. To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor (Deut. 24:19-20).


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