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Taryag Mitzvot || תרי"ג מִצְווֹת || 613 Commandments

In the Torah there are 613 commandments.

248 are Positive Commandments [do’s].
365 are Negative Commandments [don’ts].
In addition to the word mitzvah meaning a commandment, it also means a connection. This means that a Jew has 613 ways to connect with G‑d. In every aspect of life a Jew connects with G‑d through the Mitzvot. So for example we connect to G‑d in our eating by keeping the laws of Kashrut.