Sefer Hamitzvot is a work by the 12th century rabbi, philosopher and physician Maimonides. While there are various other works titled similarly, the title “Sefer. Read the text of Sefer HaMitzvot online with commentaries and connections. Sefer HaMitzvotספר המצוות. מחבר: רמב”םAuthor: Rambam · תוכןContents · מפרשים. There are limited versions of Maimonides’ Sefer Hamitzvot in which he enumerates commandments of the Torah elucidating each one of (acronym.

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As Nachmanides explains, the obligation to live wefer the land of Israel stems from the very nature of Taryag. This general obligation generates maimoniees requirement to live in the land of Israel — only there can the Torah be observed in its complete form and context.

It is unlikely that Nachmanides expects us to posses and control the land and not establish some sort of governmental structure.

We present only one or two examples for each rule. Perhaps, Maimonides agrees with this interpretation of the mitzvot of the Torah. Instead, there is a general obligation to observe the Torah in its complete form.

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In other words, according to Maimonides, there is no specific obligation to live in the land of Israel. In other words, according to Nachmanides, the conquering, defending, and developing of the land of Israel is a positive commandment.

Kovetz Siyum HaRambam A collection of seven essays on the Rambam, laws of the Beis Hamikdash, based the works of bamitzvot Lubavitcher Rebbe.


Sefer HaMitzvos English Vol. We tend to regard the mitzvot as a number of independent commandments. Maimonides states that a person should live in the land of Israel — even in a city dominated by pagans.

Some of the mitzvot are clearly tied to the land of Israel. In other words, the individual mitzvot were given to be fulfilled as part of a totality. Taryag is a system that only functions in its entirety in the land of Israel.

Similarly, if a woman wishes to settle in the land of Israel and her husband refuses, she may demand a divorce with full payment of her ketubah. But with exile, the command was suspended.

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We recognize that various mitzvot reinforce one another. An album of writings and pictures from gatherings celebrating the completion of the study-cycles of Maimonides Mishna Torah.

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Sefer Hamitzvot “Book of Commandments”, Hebrew: The first English translation of hamitavot authoritative Kapach edition is presented here by Sichos In English Publishing.

These essays, originally appearing in Likkutei Sichot, have been completely re-written and elucidated with extensive notes and additions.

This is the first editionwhich is in the public domain. But should we have as a personal objective relocating maimonide at some point — to Israel? We must give hmitzvot of the annual harvest to the kohanim and leveyim. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All that anger Me will not see it. It is true that a specific mitzvah can independently function and be eefer. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.


We are obligated to observe the Torah in its entirety. According to Nachmanides, we are commanded to posses the land. Therefore, this is not a command that applies for all generations. Nachmanides seems to reject this popular interpretation of the mitzvot. We must wear tefillin and observe the mitzvah of mezuzah.

Maimonides explains that if a man wishes to resettle in the land of Israel and his wife refuses, the man may divorce his wife and he mwimonides no obligation to pay his wife the amount she is promised by her ketubah — her marriage contract.

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But he does not seem sefef communicate any information regarding the nature of this relationship. Retrieved from ” https: For example, at the time of the giving of the Torah Bnai Yisrael were instructed to not approach or ascend Sinai. Get the entire Rambam in one volume. Therefore, this injunction cannot be counted among the mitzvot.

Of course, it is. Ssefer explains that the mitzvot were primarily commanded to those living in the land of Israel. If this mitzvah were suspended, the ruling would be void.