noun, plural mitz·voth, mitz·vot, mitz·vos [Sephardic Hebrew meets-vawt, mits-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mits-vohs] /Sephardic Hebrew mitsˈvɔt, mɪts-; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪtsˈvoʊs/; English mitz·vahs [mits-vuh z] /ˈmɪts vəz/. Hebrew.
Origin of mitzvah
Examples from the Web for mitzvah
"My Haredi brothers, army service is also a mitzvah, no less than that," he said.
Bennett even called it a “mitzvah,” which translates literally into "commandment."
Without getting into detail, Yaakov told The Daily Beast simply, “It should be considered a mitzvah to use these things.”
The blessing that charity brings to the giver was a favorite idea of Akiba—a Mitzvah!A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
It is far more exciting than a wedding in London, for it is considered a 'Mitzvah' to rejoice with a young bridal couple.Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago|Hannah Trager
And the essence of a "mitzvah" was that it was a thing which God willed to have done.
I want to earn a Mitzvah (good deed) and a little money thereby.'Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
The sole reason allowable for doing a Mitzvah is the hope of pleasing God thereby.
noun plural -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -ˈvɔt) Judaism
Word Origin for mitzvah
Jewish rabbinical commandment, 1640s, from Hebrew mitzwah "commandment, precept," from base of tziwwah "he commanded," related to Arabic wasa "he bound, united."