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This two-volume set is the most authoritative English translation of Moses Maimonidess Sefer HaMitzvoth (Book of the Commandments). In this, one of his major works, Maimonides explains the basic principles used in determining which precepts were to be included in the taryag (613) mitzvoth, then lists and comments on those commandments. Providing an encyclopedic knowledge of rabbinic literature, this work is a brilliant presentation of the most fundamental teachings of Judaism.
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ISBN-10:  0900689714
ISBN-13:  978-0900689710
Author:  Maimonides
Publisher:  Judaica Press
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review by . June 01, 2010
According to a tradition mentioned in the Talmud, but not in the Torah itself and disputed by many scholars, the Torah contains 613 commandments, 365 positive commands and 248 negative commands, equal to certain bodily organs and the 365 days in the solar calendar. While the author of this sermon, and it is called a sermon in the Talmud, used his calculation to teach that Jews should observe all the biblical commands with all their body every day, most Jews have accepted the numbers as true.     …
Commandments: The 613 Mitzvoth of the Totrah
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