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.
British Dictionary definitions for mitzvah
noun plural -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -ˈvɔt) Judaism
Word Origin for mitzvah
Word Origin and History for mitzvah
Jewish rabbinical commandment, 1640s, from Hebrew mitzwah "commandment, precept," from base of tziwwah "he commanded," related to Arabic wasa "he bound, united."