613 Commandments

  1. To know that YHWH is The Most High power(Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6) 

  2. Have no other gods before YHWH (Ex. 20:3) 

  3. Not to blaspheme YHWH'S name, the penalty for which is death (Lev. 24:16) 

  4. To hallow YHWH's name (Lev. 22:32) 

  5. Not to profane YHWH's name (Lev . 22:32) 

  6. To know that YHWH is One, a complete Unity (Deut. 6:4) 

  7. To love YHWH (Deut. 6:5) 

  8. To fear Him reverently (Deut. 6:13; 10:20) 

  9. Not to put the word of YHWH to the test (Deut. 6:16) 

  10. Walk in YHWH's 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, whether in the Written Law or in its interpretation received by tradition (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 fringes on the border of your clothing (Num. 15:38) 
  3. To bind the law on the head (Deut. 6:8) (
  4. To bind the law 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 serve YHWH (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 your brother as you love (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 any other Israelite (Lev. 19:14) (by implication: if you may not curse those who cannot hear, you certainly may not curse those who can) 

  10. Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road (Lev. 19:14) (this includes doing anything that will cause another to sin)

  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. 22:21) 

  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 

  11. To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor (Deut. 24:19-20) 

  12. Not to refrain from maintaining a poor man and giving him what he needs (Deut. 15:7) 

  13. To give charity according to one's means (Deut. 15:11) 

Treatment of Gentiles

  1. To love the stranger (Deut. 10:19) 

  2. Not to wrong the stranger in speech (Ex. 22:20) 

  3. Not to wrong the stranger in buying or selling (Ex. 22:20) 

  4. Not to intermarry with gentiles (Deut. 7:3) 

  5. To exact the debt of an alien (Deut. 15:3) 

  6. To lend to an alien at interest (Deut. 23:21) According to tradition, this is mandatory (affirmative).

Marriage, Divorce and Family
  1. To honor father and mother (Ex. 20:12) 

  2. Not to smite a father or a mother (Ex. 21:15) 

  3. Not to curse a father or mother (Ex. 21:17) 

  4. To reverently fear father and mother (Lev. 19:3)

  5. To be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28) 

  6. That a eunuch shall not marry a daughter of Israel (Deut. 23:2) 

  7. That a mamzer shall not marry the daughter of a Jew (Deut. 23:3) 

  8. That an Ammonite or Moabite shall never marry the daughter of an Israelite (Deut. 23:4) 

  9. Not to exclude a descendant of Esau from the community of Israel for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9)

  10. Not to exclude an Egyptian from the community of Israel for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9)

  11. That there shall be no harlot (in Israel); that is, that there shall be no intercourse with a woman, without previous marriage with a deed of marriage and formal declaration of marriage (Deut. 23:18) 

  12. To take a wife by kiddushin, the sacrament of marriage (Deut. 24:1)

  13. That the newly married husband shall (be free) for one year to rejoice with his wife (Deut. 24:5) 

  14. That a bridegroom shall be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties (Deut. 24:5) 

  15. Not to withhold food, clothing or conjugal rights from a wife 

  16. That the woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah (Num. 5:30)

  17. That one who defames his wife's honor (by falsely accusing her of unchastity before marriage) must live with her all his lifetime (Deut. 22:19) 

  18. That a man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published an evil report (about her unchastity before marriage) (Deut. 22:19) 

  19. To divorce by a formal written document (Deut. 24:1) 

  20. That one who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man (Deut. 24:4) 

  21. That a widow whose husband died childless must not be married to anyone but her deceased husband's brother (Deut. 25:5) 
    (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below)

  22. To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless (Deut. 25:5)
    (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below )

  23. That the widow formally release the brother-in-law (if he refuses to marry her) (Deut. 25:7-9)

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