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The following is a brief listing of the 613 commandments, as recorded and classified by Maimonides in the 12th century. This listing is taken from his classic compendium of Jewish law, the "Mishneh Torah," which contains 14 primary "books" or sections.

 

COMMANDMENT SOURCE

BOOK ONE: THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE

Fundamentals of Torah:

1

To know there is a God

Ex. 20:2

2

Not to entertain thoughts of other gods besides Him

Ex. 20:3

3

To know that He is one

Deut. 6:4

4

To love Him

Deut. 6:5

5

To fear Him

Deut. 10:20

6

To sanctify His Name

Lev. 22:32

7

Not to profane His Name

Lev. 22:32

8

Not to destroy objects associated with His Name

Deut. 12:4

9

To listen to the prophet speaking in His Name

Deut. 18:15

10

Not to test the prophet unduly

Deut. 6:16

 

Laws of Character

11

To emulate His ways

Deut. 28:9

12

To cleave to those who know Him

Deut. 10:20

13

To love Jews

Lev. 19:18

14

To love converts

Deut. 10:19

15

Not to hate fellow Jews

Lev. 19:17

16

To reprove

Lev. 19:17

17

Not to embarrass others

Lev. 19:17

18

Not to oppress the weak

Ex. 21:22

19

Not to speak derogatorily of others

Lev. 19:16

20

Not to take revenge

Lev. 19:18

21

Not to bear a grudge

Lev. 19:18

 

Laws of Torah Study

22

To learn Torah

Deut. 6:7

23

To honor those who teach and know Torah

Lev. 19:32

 

Laws of Idolatry and Paganism

24

Not to inquire into idolatry

Lev. 19:4

25

Not to follow the whims of your heart or what your eyes see

Num. 15:39

26

Not to blaspheme

Ex. 22:27

27

Not to worship idols in the manner they are worshiped

Ex. 20:5

28

Not to worship idols in the four ways we worship God

Ex. 20:5

29

Not to make an idol for yourself

Ex. 20:4

30

Not to make an idol for others

Lev. 19:4

31

Not to make human forms even for decorative purposes

Ex. 20:20

32

Not to turn a city to idolatry

Ex. 23:13

33

To burn a city that has turned to idol worship

Deut. 13:17

34

Not to rebuild it as a city

Deut. 13:17

35

Not to derive benefit from it

Deut. 13:18

36

Not to missionize an individual to idol worship

Deut. 13:12

37

Not to love the missionary

Deut. 13:9

38

Not to cease hating the missionary

Deut. 13:9

39

Not to save the missionary

Deut. 13:9

40

Not to say anything in his defense

Deut. 13:9

41

Not to refrain from incriminating him

Deut. 13:9

42

Not to prophesize in the name of idolatry

Deut. 13:14

43

Not to listen to a false prophet

Deut. 13:4

44

Not to prophesize falsely in the name of God

Deut. 18:20

45

Not to be afraid of killing the false prophet

Deut. 18:22

46

Not to swear in the name of an idol

Ex. 23:13

47

Not to perform ov (medium)

Lev. 19:31

48

Not to perform yidoni (magical seer)

Lev. 19:31

49

Not to pass your children through the fire to Molech

Lev. 18:21

50

Not to erect a column in a public place of worship

Deut. 16:22

51

Not to bow down on smooth stone

Lev. 26:1

52

Not to plant a tree in the Temple courtyard

Deut. 16:21

53

To destroy idols and their accessories

Deut. 12:2

54

Not to derive benefit from idols and their accessories

Deut. 7:26

55

Not to derive benefit from ornaments of idols

Deut. 7:25

56

Not to make a covenant with idolaters

Deut. 7:2

57

Not to show favor to them

Deut. 7:2

58

Not to let them dwell in our land

Ex. 23:33

59

Not to imitate them in customs and clothing

Lev. 20:23

60

Not to be superstitious

Lev. 19:26

61

Not to go into a trance to foresee events, etc.

Deut. 18:10

62

Not to engage in astrology

Lev. 19:26

63

Not to mutter incantations

Deut. 18:11

64

Not to attempt to contact the dead

Deut. 18:11

65

Not to consult the ov

Deut. 18:11

66

Not to consult the yidoni

Deut. 18:11

67

Not to perform acts of magic

Deut. 18:10

68

Men must not shave the hair off the sides of their head

Lev. 19:27

69

Men must not shave their beards with a razor

Lev. 19:27

70

Men must not wear women's clothing

Deut. 22:5

71

Women must not wear men's clothing

Deut. 22:5

72

Not to tattoo the skin

Lev. 19:28

73

Not to tear the skin in mourning

Deut. 14:1

74

Not to make a bald spot in mourning

Deut. 14:1

 

Laws of Repentance

75

To repent and confess wrongdoings

Num. 5:7

BOOK TWO: THE BOOK OF LOVE OF GOD

Laws of Reading the Shema

76

To say the Shema twice daily

Deut. 6:7

 

Laws of Prayer and Kohanic Blessings

77

To serve the Almighty with prayer daily

Ex. 23:25

78

The Kohanim must bless the Jewish nation daily

Num. 6:23

 

Laws of Tefillin, Mezuza and Sefer Torah

79

To wear tefillin on the head

Deut. 6:8

80

To bind tefillin on the arm

Deut. 6:8

81

To put a mezuzah on each door post

Deut. 6:9

82

Each male must write a Sefer Torah

Deut. 31:19

83

The king must have a separate Sefer Torah for himself

Deut. 17:18

 

Laws of Tzitzit

84

To have tzitzit on four-cornered garments

Num. 15:38

 

Laws of Blessings

85

To bless the Almighty after eating

Deut. 8:10

 

Laws of Circumcision

86

To circumcise all males on the eighth day after their birth

Lev. 12:3

BOOK THREE: THE BOOK OF SEASONS

Laws of the Sabbath

87

To rest on the seventh day

Ex. 23:12

88

Not to do prohibited labor on the seventh day

Ex. 20:10

89

The court must not inflict punishment on Shabbat

Ex. 35:3

90

Not to walk outside the city boundary on Shabbat

Ex. 16:29

91

To sanctify the day with Kiddush and Havdallah

Ex. 20:8

 

Laws of Eruvin (Rabbinical)

 

Laws of Yom Kippur Rest

92

To rest from prohibited labor

Lev. 23:32

93

Not to do prohibited labor on Yom Kippur

Lev. 23:32

94

To afflict yourself on Yom Kippur

Lev. 16:29

95

Not to eat or drink on Yom Kippur

Lev. 23:29

 

Laws of Festival Rest

96

To rest on the first day of Passover

Lev. 23:7

97

Not to do prohibited labor on the first day of Passover

Lev. 23:8

98

To rest on the seventh day of Passover

Lev. 23:8

99

Not to do prohibited labor on the seventh day of Passover

Lev. 23:8

100

To rest on Shavuot

Lev. 23:21

101

Not to do prohibited labor on Shavuot

Lev. 23:21

102

To rest on Rosh Hashana

Lev. 23:24

103

Not to do prohibited labor on Rosh Hashana

Lev. 23:25

104

To rest on Sukkot

Lev. 23:35

105

Not to do prohibited labor on Sukkot

Lev. 23:35

106

To rest on Shmini Atzeret

Lev. 23:36

107

Not to do prohibited labor on Shmini Atzeret

Lev. 23:36

 

Laws of Chometz and Matzah

108

Not to eat chametz on the afternoon of the 14th day of Nissan

Deut. 16:3

109

To destroy all chametz on 14th day of Nissan

Ex. 12:15

110

Not to eat chametz all seven days of Passover

Ex. 13:3

111

Not to eat mixtures containing chametz all seven days of Passover

Ex. 12:20

112

Not to see chametz in your domain seven days

Ex. 13:7

113

Not to find chametz in your domain seven days

Ex. 12:19

114

To eat matzah on the first night of Passover

Ex. 12:18

115

To relate the exodus from Egypt on that night

Ex. 13:8

 

Laws of Shofar, Sukkah, Lulav

116

To hear the Shofar on the first day of Tishrei (Rosh Hashana)

Num. 29:1

117

To dwell in a Sukkah for the seven days of Sukkot

Lev. 23:42

118

To take up a Lulav and Etrog all seven days

Lev. 23:40

 

Laws of Shekalim

119

Each man must give a half shekel annually

Ex. 30:13

 

Laws of Sanctification of Months

120

Courts must calculate to determine when a new month begins

Ex. 12:2

 

Laws of Fasts

121

To afflict and cry out before God in times of catastrophe

Num. 10:9

 

Laws of Megillah and Chanukah (Rabbinical)

BOOK FOUR: THE BOOK OF WOMEN

Laws of Marriage

122

To marry a wife by means of ketubah and kiddushin

Deut. 22:13

123

Not to have relations with women not thus married

Deut. 23:18

124

Not to withhold food, clothing, and relations from your wife

Ex. 21:10

125

To have children with one's wife

Gen 1:28

 

Laws of Divorce

126

To issue a divorce by means of a "get" document

Deut. 24:1

127

A man must not remarry his wife after she has married someone else

Deut. 24:4

 

Laws of Yivum and Chalitzah (Levirate Marriage)

128

To do yibum (marry childless brother's widow)

Deut. 25:5

129

To do chalitzah (freeing a widow from yibum)

Deut. 25:9

130

The widow must not remarry until the ties with her brother-in-law
are removed

Deut. 25:5

 

Laws of Women

131

The court must fine one who seduces a maiden

Ex. 22:15-16

132

The rapist must marry the maiden (if she chooses)

Deut. 22:29

133

He is not allowed to divorce her

Deut. 22:29

134

The slanderer must remain married to his wife

Deut. 22:19

135

He must not divorce her

Deut. 22:19

 

Laws of Sotah (Suspect Wife)

136

To fulfill the laws of the Sotah

Num. 5:30

137

Not to put oil on her meal offering

Num. 5:15

138

Not to put frankincense on her meal offering

Num. 5:15

BOOK FIVE: THE BOOK OF HOLINESS

Laws of Forbidden Relations

139

Not to have relations with your mother

Lev. 18:7

140

Not to have relations with your father's wife

Lev. 18:8

141

Not to have relations with your sister

Lev. 18:9

142

Not to have relations with your father's wife's daughter

Lev. 18:11

143

Not to have relations with your son's daughter

Lev. 18:10

144

Not to have relations with your daughter

Lev. 18:10

145

Not to have relations with your daughter's daughter

Lev. 18:10

146

Not to have relations with a woman and her daughter

Lev. 18:17

147

Not to have relations with a woman and her son's daughter

Lev. 18:17

148

Not to have relations with a woman and her daughter's daughter

Lev. 18:17

149

Not to have relations with your father's sister

Lev. 18:12

150

Not to have relations with your mother's sister

Lev. 18:13

151

Not to have relations with your father's brother's wife

Lev. 18:14

152

Not to have relations with your son's wife

Lev. 18:15

153

Not to have relations with your brother's wife

Lev. 18:16

154

Not to have relations with your wife's sister

Lev. 18:18

155

A man must not have relations with a beast

Lev. 18:23

156

A woman must not have relations with a beast

Lev. 18:23

157

Not to have homosexual relations

Lev. 18:22

158

Not to have homosexual relations with your father

Lev. 18:7

159

Not to have homosexual relations with your father's brother

Lev. 18:14

160

Not to have relations with a married woman

Lev. 18:20

161

Not to have relations with a menstrually impure woman

Lev. 18:19

162

Not to marry non-Jews

Deut. 7:3

163

Not to let Moabite and Ammonite males marry into the Jewish people

Deut. 23:4

164

Don't keep a third generation Egyptian convert from marrying
into the Jewish people

Deut. 23:8-9

165

Not to refrain from marrying a third generation
Edomite convert

Deut. 23:8-9

166

Not to let a mamzer marry into the Jewish people

Deut. 23:3

167

Not to let a eunuch marry into the Jewish people

Deut. 23:2

168

Not to castrate any male (including animals)

Lev. 22:24

169

The High Priest must not marry a widow

Lev. 21:14

170

The High Priest must not have relations with a widow even outside of marriage

Lev. 21:15

171

The High Priest must marry a virgin maiden

Lev. 21:13

172

A Kohen must not marry a divorcee

Lev. 21:7

173

A Kohen must not marry a zonah (a woman who had forbidden relations)

Lev. 21:7

174

A priest must not marry a chalalah (party to or product of 169-172)

Lev. 21:7

175

Not to make pleasurable contact with any forbidden woman

Lev. 18:6

 

Laws of Forbidden Foods

176

To examine the signs of animals to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher

Lev. 11:2

177

To examine the signs of fowl to distinguish between kosher
and non-kosher

Deut. 14:11

178

To examine the signs of fish to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher

Lev. 11:9

179

To examine the signs of locusts to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher

Lev. 11:21

180

Not to eat non-kosher animals

Lev. 11:4

181

Not to eat non-kosher fowl

Lev. 11:13

182

Not to eat non-kosher fish

Lev. 11:11

183

Not to eat non-kosher flying insects

Deut. 14:19

184

Not to eat non-kosher creatures that crawl on land

Lev. 11:41

185

Not to eat non-kosher maggots

Lev. 11:44

186

Not to eat worms found in fruit on the ground

Lev. 11:42

187

Not to eat creatures that live in water other than fish

Lev. 11:43

188

Not to eat the meat of an animal that died without ritual slaughter

Deut. 14:21

189

Not to benefit from an ox condemned to be stoned

Ex. 21:28

190

Not to eat meat of an animal that was mortally wounded

Ex. 22:30

191

Not to eat a limb torn off a living creature

Deut 12:23

192

Not to eat blood

Lev. 3:17

193

Not to eat certain fats of clean animals

Lev. 3:17

194

Not to eat the sinew of the thigh

Gen. 32:33

195

Not to eat meat and milk cooked together

Ex. 23:19

196

Not to cook meat and milk together

Ex. 34:26

197

Not to eat bread from new grain before the Omer

Lev. 23:14

198

Not to eat parched grains from new grain before the Omer

Lev. 23:14

199

Not to eat ripened grains from new grain before the Omer

Lev. 23:14

200

Not to eat fruit of a tree during its first three years

Lev. 19:23

201

Not to eat diverse seeds planted in a vineyard

Deut. 22:9

202

Not to eat untithed fruits

Lev. 22:15

203

Not to drink wine poured in service to idols

Deut. 32:38

 

Laws of Slaughtering

204

To ritually slaughter an animal before eating it

Deut. 12:21

205

Not to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day

Lev. 22:28

206

To cover the blood (of a slaughtered beast or fowl) with earth

Lev. 17:13

207

Not to take the mother bird from her children

Deut. 22:6

208

To release the mother bird if she was taken from the nest

Deut. 22:7

BOOK SIX: THE BOOK OF OATHS

Laws of Oaths

209

Not to swear falsely in God's Name

Lev. 19:12

210

Not to take God's Name in vain

Ex. 20:7

211

Not to deny possession of something entrusted to you

Lev. 19:11

212

Not to swear in denial of a monetary claim

Lev. 19:11

213

To swear in God's Name to confirm the truth when deemed necessary by court

Deut. 10:20

 

Laws of Vows

214

To fulfill what was uttered and to do what was avowed

Deut. 23:24

215

Not to break oaths or vows

Num. 30:3

216

For oaths and vows annulled, there are the laws of
annulling vows explicit in the Torah

Num. 30:3

 

Laws of The Nazir

217

The Nazir must let his hair grow

Num. 6:5

218

He must not cut his hair

Num. 6:5

219

He must not drink wine, wine mixtures, or wine vinegar

Num. 6:3

220

He must not eat fresh grapes

Num. 6:3

221

He must not eat raisins

Num. 6:3

222

He must not eat grape seeds

Num. 6:4

223

He must not eat grape skins

Num. 6:4

224

He must not be under the same roof as a corpse

Num. 6:6

225

He must not come into contact with the dead

Num. 6:7

226

He must shave after bringing sacrifices upon
completion of his Nazirite period

Num. 6:9

 

Laws of Estimated Values and Vows

227

To estimate the value of people as determined by the Torah

Lev. 27:2

228

To estimate the value of consecrated animals

Lev. 27:12-13

229

To estimate the value of consecrated houses

Lev. 27:14

230

To estimate the value of consecrated fields

Lev. 27:16

231

Carry out the laws of interdicting possessions (cherem)

Lev. 27:28

232

Not to sell the cherem

Lev. 27:28

233

Not to redeem the cherem

Lev. 27:28

BOOK SEVEN: THE BOOK OF SEEDS

Laws of Mixed Species

234

Not to plant diverse seeds together

Lev. 19:19

235

Not to plant grains or greens in a vineyard

Deut. 22:9

236

Not to crossbreed animals

Lev. 19:19

237

Not to work different animals together

Deut. 22:10

238

Not to wear sha'atnez, a cloth woven of wool and linen

Deut. 22:11

 

Laws of Gifts to the Poor

239

To leave a corner of the field uncut for the poor

Lev. 19:10

240

Not to reap that corner

Lev. 19:9

241

To leave gleanings

Lev. 19:9

242

Not to gather the gleanings

Lev. 19:9

243

To leave the gleanings of a vineyard

Lev. 19:10

244

Not to gather the gleanings of a vineyard

Lev. 19:10

245

To leave the unformed clusters of grapes

Lev. 19:10

246

Not to pick the unformed clusters of grapes

Lev. 19:10

247

To leave the forgotten sheaves in the field

Deut. 24:19

248

Not to retrieve them

Deut. 24:19

249

To separate the tithe for the poor

Deut. 14:28

250

To give charity

Deut. 15:8

251

Not to withhold charity from the poor

Deut. 15:7

252

To set aside Trumah Gedolah (tithe for the Kohen)

Deut. 18:4

253

The Levite must set aside a tenth of his tithe

Num. 18:26

254

Not to preface one tithe to the next, but separate them in
their proper order

Ex. 22:28

255

A non-Kohen must not eat Trumah

Lev. 22:10

256

A hired worker or a Jewish bondsman of a Kohen must
not eat Trumah

Lev. 22:10

257

An uncircumcised Kohen must not eat Trumah

Ex.12:48

258

An impure Kohen must not eat Trumah

Lev. 22:4

259

A chalalah must not eat Trumah

Lev. 22:12

 

Laws of Ma'aser

260

To set aside Ma'aser each planting year and give it to a Levite

Num. 18:24

 

Laws of The Second Tithe and Fourth Year Produce

261

To set aside the second tithe (Ma'aser Sheni)

Deut. 14:22

262

Not to spend its redemption money on anything but
food, drink, or ointment

Deut. 26:14

263

Not to eat Ma'aser Sheni while impure

Deut. 26:14

264

A mourner on the first day after death must not eat Ma'aser Sheni

Deut. 26:14

265

Not to eat Ma'aser Sheni grains outside Jerusalem

Deut. 12:17

266

Not to eat Ma'aser Sheni wine products outside Jerusalem

Deut. 12:17

267

Not to eat Ma'aser Sheni oil outside Jerusalem

Deut. 12:17

268

The fourth year crops must be totally for holy
purposes like Ma'aser Sheni

Lev. 19:24

269

To read the confession of tithes every fourth and seventh year

Deut. 26:13

 

Laws of First Fruits and other Kohanic Gifts

270

To set aside the first fruits and bring them to the Temple

Ex. 23:19

271

The Kohanim must not eat the first fruits outside Jerusalem

Deut. 12:17

272

To read the Torah portion pertaining to their presentation

Deut. 26:5

273

To set aside a portion of dough for a Kohen

Num. 15:20

274

To give the shoulder, two cheeks, and stomach of slaughtered animals
to a Kohen

Deut. 18:3

275

To give the first sheering of sheep to a Kohen

Deut. 18:4

276

To redeem the firstborn sons and give the money to a Kohen

Num. 18:15

277

To redeem the firstborn donkey by giving a lamb to a Kohen

Ex. 13:13

278

To break the neck of the donkey if the owner does not intend to redeem it

Ex. 13:13

 

Laws of The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years

279

To rest the land during the seventh year by not doing any
work which enhances growth

Ex. 34:21

280

Not to work the land during the seventh year

Lev. 25:4

281

Not to work with trees to produce fruit during that year

Lev. 25:4

282

Not to reap crops that grow wild that year in the normal manner

Lev. 25:5

283

Not to gather grapes which grow wild that year in the normal way

Lev. 25:5

284

To leave free all produce which grew in that year

Ex. 23:11

285

To release all loans during the seventh year

Deut. 15:2

286

Not to pressure or claim from the borrower

Deut. 15:2

287

Not to refrain from lending immediately before the release of
the loans for fear of monetary loss

Deut. 15:9

288

The Sanhedrin must count seven groups of seven years

Lev. 25:8

289

The Sanhedrin must sanctify the fiftieth year

Lev. 25:10

290

To blow the Shofar on the tenth of Tishrei to free the slaves

Lev. 25:9

291

Not to work the soil during the fiftieth year

Lev. 25:11

292

Not to reap in the normal manner that which grows
wild in the fiftieth year

Lev. 25:11

293

Not to pick grapes which grew wild in the normal
manner in the fiftieth year

Lev. 25:11

294

Carry out the laws of sold family properties

Lev. 25:24

295

Not to sell the land in Israel indefinitely

Lev. 25:23

296

Carry out the laws of houses in walled cities

Lev. 25:29

297

The Tribe of Levi must not be given a portion of the land in Israel,
rather they are given cities to dwell in

Deut. 18:1

298

The Levites must not take a share in the spoils of war

Deut. 18:1

299

To give the Levites cities to inhabit and their surrounding fields

Num. 35:2

300

Not to sell the fields but they shall remain the Levites' before and
after the Jubilee year

Lev. 25:34

BOOK EIGHT: THE BOOK OF SERVICE

Laws of The Temple

301

To build a Sanctuary

Ex. 25:8

302

Not to build the altar with stones hewn by metal

Ex. 20:22

303

Not to climb steps to the altar

Ex. 20:23

304

To show reverence to the Temple

Lev. 1930

305

To guard the Temple area

Num. 18:2

306

Not to leave the Temple unguarded

Num. 18:5

 

Laws of Temple Vessels and Employees

307

To prepare the anointing oil

Ex. 30:31

308

Not to reproduce the anointing oil

Ex. 30:32

309

Not to anoint with anointing oil

Ex. 30:32

310

Not to reproduce the incense formula

Ex. 30:37

311

Not to burn anything on the Golden Altar besides incense

Ex. 30:9

312

The Levites must transport the ark on their shoulders

Num. 7:9

313

Not to remove the staves from the ark

Ex. 25:15

314

The Levites must work in the Temple

Num. 18:23

315

No Levite must do another's work of either a Kohen or a Levite

Num. 18:3

316

To dedicate the Kohen for service

Lev. 21:8

317

The kohanic work shifts must be equal during holidays

Deut. 18:6-8

318

The Kohanim must wear their priestly garments during service

Ex. 28:2

319

Not to tear the priestly garments

Ex. 28:32

320

The breastplate must not be loosened from the Efode

Ex. 28:28

 

Laws of Entering the Temple

321

A Kohen must not enter the Temple intoxicated

Lev. 10:9

322

A Kohen must not enter the Temple with long hair

Lev. 10:6

323

A Kohen must not enter the Temple with torn clothes

Lev. 10:6

324

A Kohen must not enter the Temple indiscriminately

Lev. 16:2

325

A Kohen must not leave the Temple during service

Lev. 10:7

326

To send the impure from the Temple

Num. 5:2

327

Impure people must not enter the Temple

Num. 5:3

328

Impure people must not enter the Temple Mount area

Deut. 23:11

329

Impure Kohanim must not do service in the temple

Lev. 22:2

330

An impure Kohen, following immersion, must wait until after sundown before returning to service

Lev. 22:7

331

A Kohen must wash his hands and feet before service

Ex. 30:19

332

A Kohen with a physical blemish must not enter the sanctuary or approach the altar

Lev. 21:23

333

A Kohen with a physical blemish must not serve

Lev.21:17

334

A Kohen with a temporary blemish must not serve

Lev. 21:17

335

One who is not a Kohen must not serve

Num. 18:4

 

Laws of Restrictions Concerning Sacrifices

336

To offer only unblemished animals

Lev. 22:21

337

Not to dedicate a blemished animal for the altar

Lev. 22:20

338

Not to slaughter it

Lev. 22:22

339

Not to sprinkle its blood

Lev. 22:24

340

Not to burn its fat

Lev. 22:22

341

Not to offer a temporarily blemished animal

Deut. 17:1

342

Not to sacrifice blemished animals even if offered by non-Jews

Lev. 22:25

343

Not to inflict wounds upon dedicated animals

Lev. 22:21

344

To redeem dedicated animals which have become disqualified

Deut. 12:15

345

To offer only animals which are at least eight days old

Lev. 22:27

346

Not to offer animals bought with the wages of a harlot or the
animal exchanged for a dog

Deut. 23:19

347

Not to burn honey or yeast on the altar

Lev. 2:11

348

To salt all sacrifices

Lev. 2:13

349

Not to omit the salt from sacrifices

Lev. 2:13

 

Laws of Sacrificial Procedure

350

Carry out the procedure of the burnt offering as prescribed in the Torah

Lev. 1:3

351

Not to eat its meat

Deut. 12:17

352

Carry out the procedure of the sin offering

Lev. 6:18

353

Not to eat the meat of the inner sin offering

Lev. 6:23

354

Not to decapitate a fowl brought as a sin offering

Lev. 5:8

355

Carry out the procedure of the guilt offering

Lev. 7:1

356

The Kohanim must eat the sacrificial meat in the Temple

Ex. 29:33

357

The Kohanim must not eat the meat outside the Temple courtyard

Deut. 12:17

358

A non-Kohen must not eat sacrificial meat

Ex. 29:33

359

To follow the procedure of the peace offering

Lev. 7:11

360

Not to eat the meat of minor sacrifices before sprinkling the blood

Deut. 12:17

361

To bring meal offerings as prescribed in the Torah

Lev. 2:1

362

Not to put oil on the meal offerings of wrongdoers

Lev. 5:11

363

Not to put frankincense on the meal offerings of wrongdoers

Lev. 3:11

364

Not to eat the meal offering of the High Priest

Lev. 6:16

365

Not to bake a meal offering as leavened bread

Lev. 6:10

366

The Kohanim must eat the remains of the meal offerings

Lev. 6:9

367

To bring all avowed and freewill offerings to the Temple on the first subsequent festival

Deut. 12:5-6

368

Not to withhold payment incurred by any vow

Deut. 23:22

369

To offer all sacrifices in the Temple

Deut. 12:11

370

To bring all sacrifices from outside Israel to the Temple

Deut. 12:26

371

Not to slaughter sacrifices outside the courtyard

Lev. 17:4

372

Not to offer any sacrifices outside the courtyard

Deut. 12:13

 

Laws of Constant and Additional Offerings

373

To offer two lambs every day

Num. 28:3

374

To light a fire on the altar every day

Lev. 6:6

375

Not to extinguish this fire

Lev. 6:6

376

To remove the ashes from the altar every day

Lev. 6:3

377

To burn incense every day

Ex 30:7

378

To light the Menorah every day

Ex. 27:21

379

The Kohen Gadol must bring a meal offering every day

Lev. 6:13

380

To bring two additional lambs as burnt offerings on Shabbat

Num 28:9

381

To make the show bread

Ex. 25:30

382

To bring additional offerings on the New Month

Num. 28:11

383

To bring additional offerings on Passover

Num. 28:19

384

To offer the wave offering from the meal of the new wheat

Lev. 23:10

385

Each man must count the Omer - seven weeks from the day the new
wheat offering was brought

Lev. 23:15

386

To bring additional offerings on Shavuot

Num. 28:26

387

To bring two leaves to accompany the above sacrifice

Lev. 23:17

388

To bring additional offerings on Rosh Hashana

Num. 29:2

389

To bring additional offerings on Yom Kippur

Num. 29:8

390

To bring additional offerings on Sukkot

Num. 29:13

391

To bring additional offerings on Shmini Atzeret

Num. 29:35

 

Laws of Disqualified Offerings

392

Not to eat sacrifices which have become unfit or blemished

Deut. 14.3

393

Not to eat from sacrifices offered with improper intentions

Lev. 7:18

394

Not to leave sacrifices past the time allowed for eating them

Lev. 22:30

395

Not to eat from that which was left over

Lev. 19:8

396

Not to eat from sacrifices which became impure

Lev. 7:19

397

An impure person must not eat from sacrifices

Lev. 7:20

398

To burn the leftover sacrifices

Lev. 7:17

399

To burn all impure sacrifices

Lev. 7:19

 

Laws of Yom Kippur Service

400

To follow the procedure of Yom Kippur in the sequence
prescribed in Parshat Acharei Mot

Lev. 16:3

 

Laws of Misusing Sanctified Property

401

One who profaned property must repay what he
profaned plus a fifth and bring a sacrifice

Lev. 5:16

402

Not to work consecrated animals

Deut. 15:19

403

Not to shear the fleece of consecrated animals

Deut. 15:19

BOOK NINE: THE BOOK OF SACRIFICES

Laws of Pascal Sacrifice

404

To slaughter the paschal sacrifice at the specified time

Ex. 12:6

405

Not to slaughter it while in possession of leaven

Ex. 23:18

406

Not to leave the fat overnight

Ex. 23:18

407

To slaughter the second paschal lamb

Num. 9:11

408

To eat the paschal lamb with matzah and Marror on the night of the
15th of Nissan

Ex. 12:8

409

To eat the second paschal lamb on the night of the 15th of Iyar

Num.9:11

410

Not to eat the paschal meat raw or boiled

Ex. 12:9

411

Not to take the paschal meat from the confines of the group

Ex. 12:46

412

An apostate must not eat from it

Ex.12:43

413

A permanent or temporary hired worker must not eat from it

Ex. 12:45

414

An uncircumcised male must not eat from it

Ex. 12:48

415

Not to break any bones from the paschal offering

Ex. 12:46

416

Not to break any bones from the second paschal offering

Num. 9:12

417

Not to leave any meat from the paschal offering over until morning

Ex. 12:10

418

Not to leave the second paschal meat over until morning

Num. 9:12

419

Not to leave the meat of the holiday offering of the 14th until the 16th

Deut. 16:4

 

Laws of Pilgrim Offerings

420

To be seen at the Temple on Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot

Deut. 16:16

421

To celebrate on these three Festivals (bring a peace offering)

Ex. 23:14

422

To rejoice on these three Festivals (bring a peace offering)

Deut. 16:14

423

Not to appear at the Temple without offerings

Deut. 16:16

424

Not to refrain from rejoicing with, and giving gifts to, the Levites

Deut. 12:19

425

To assemble all the people on the Sukkot following the seventh year

Deut. 31:12

 

Laws of First Born Animals

426

To set aside the firstborn animals

Ex. 13:12

427

The Kohanim must not eat unblemished firstborn animals
outside Jerusalem

Deut. 12:17

428

Not to redeem the firstborn

Num. 18:17

429

Separate the tithe from animals

Lev. 27:32

430

Not to redeem the tithe

Lev. 27:33

 

Laws of Offerings for Unintentional Transgressions

431

Every person must bring a sin offering for his transgression

Lev. 4:27

432

Bring an asham talui when uncertain of guilt

Lev. 5:17-18

433

Bring an asham vadai when guilt is ascertained

Lev. 5:25

434

Bring an oleh v'yored offering (if the person is wealthy, an animal; if poor, a bird or meal offering)

Lev. 5:7-11

435

The Sanhedrin must bring an offering when it rules in error

Lev. 4:13

 

Laws of Lacking Atonement

436

A woman who had a running issue must bring an offering
after she goes to the Mikveh

Lev. 15:28-29

437

A woman who gave birth must bring an offering after she goes
to the Mikveh

Lev. 12:6

438

A man who had a running issue must bring an offering after he goes
to the Mikveh

Lev. 15:13-14

439

A metzora must bring an offering after going to the Mikveh

Lev. 14:10

 

Laws of Substitution of Sacrifices

440

Not to substitute another beast for one set apart for sacrifice

Lev. 27:10

441

The new animal, in addition to the substituted one, retains consecration

Lev. 27:10

442

Not to change consecrated animals from one type of offering to another

Lev. 27:26

BOOK TEN: THE BOOK OF PURITY

Laws of Impurity of Human Dead

443

Carry out the laws of impurity of the dead

Num. 19:14

 

Laws of The Red Heifer

444

Carry out the procedure of the Red Heifer

Num. 19:2

445

Carry out the laws of the sprinkling water

Num. 19:21

 

Laws of Impurity through Tzara'at

446

Rule the laws of human tzara'at as prescribed in the Torah

Lev. 13:12

447

The metzora must not remove his signs of impurity

Deut. 24:8

448

The metzora must not shave signs of impurity in his hair

Lev. 13:33

449

The metzora must publicize his condition by tearing his garments,
allowing his hair to grow and covering his lips

Lev. 13:45

450

Carry out the prescribed rules for purifying the metzora

Lev. 14:2

451

The metzora must shave off all his hair prior to purification

Lev. 14:9

452

Carry out the laws of tzara'at of clothing

Lev. 13:47

453

Carry out the laws of tzara'at of houses

Lev. 13:34

 

Laws of Impurity of Reclining and Sitting

454

Observe the laws of menstrual impurity

Lev. 15:19

455

Observe the laws of impurity caused by childbirth

Lev. 12:2

456

Observe the laws of impurity caused by a woman's running issue

Lev. 15:25

457

Observe the laws of impurity caused by a man's running issue

Lev. 15:3

 

Laws of Other Sources of Impurity

458

Observe the laws of impurity caused by a dead beast

Lev. 11:39

459

Observe the laws of impurity caused by the eight shratzim

Lev. 11:29

460

Observe the laws of impurity of a seminal emission

Lev. 15:16

 

Laws of Impurity of Food

461

Observe the laws of impurity concerning liquid and solid foods

Lev. 11:34

 

Laws of Vessels (Rabbinical)

 

Laws of Mikveh

462

Every impure person must immerse himself in a Mikveh to become pure

Lev. 15:16

BOOK ELEVEN: THE BOOK OF DAMAGES

Laws of Property Damage

463

The court must judge the damages incurred by a goring ox

Ex. 21:28

464

The court must judge the damages incurred by an animal eating

Ex. 22:4

465

The court must judge the damages incurred by a pit

Ex. 21:33

466

The court must judge the damages incurred by fire

Ex. 22:5

 

Laws of Theft

467

Not to steal money stealthily

Lev. 19:11

468

The court must implement punitive measures against the thief

Ex. 21:37

469

Each individual must ensure that his scales and weights are accurate

Lev. 19:36

470

Not to commit injustice with scales and weights

Lev. 19:35

471

Not to possess inaccurate scales and weights even if they are not for use

Deut. 25:13

472

Not to move a boundary marker to steal someone's property

Deut. 19:14

473

Not to kidnap

Ex. 20:13

 

Laws of Robbery and Lost Objects

474

Not to rob openly

Lev. 19:13

475

Not to withhold wages or fail to repay a debt

Lev. 19:13

476

Not to covet and scheme to acquire another's possession

Ex. 20:14

477

Not to desire another's possession

Deut. 5:18

478

Return the robbed object or its value

Lev. 5:23

479

Not to ignore a lost object

Deut. 22:3

480

Return the lost object

Deut. 22:1

481

The court must implement laws against the one who assaults
another or damages another's property

Ex. 21:18

 

Laws of Murder and Preservation of Life

482

Not to murder

Ex. 20:13

483

Not to accept monetary restitution to atone for the murderer

Num. 35:31

484

The court must send the accidental murderer to a city of refuge

Num. 35:25

485

Not to accept monetary restitution instead of being
sent to a city of refuge

Num. 35:32

486

Not to kill the murderer before he stands trial

Num. 35:12

487

Save someone being pursued even by taking the life of the pursuer

Deut. 25112

488

Not to pity the pursuer

Num. 35:12

489

Not to stand idly by if someone's life is in danger

Lev. 19:16

490

Designate cities of refuge and prepare routes of access

Deut. 19:3

491

Break the neck of a calf by the river valley following an unsolved murder

Deut. 21:4

492

Not to work nor plant that river valley

Deut. 21:4

493

Not to allow pitfalls and obstacles to remain on your property

Deut. 22:8

494

Make a guard rail around flat roofs

Deut. 22:8

495

Not to put a stumbling block before a blind man (nor give harmful advice)

Lev. 19:14

496

Help another remove the load from a beast which can
no longer carry it

Ex. 23:5

497

Help others load their beast

Deut. 22:4

498

Not to leave others distraught with their burdens (but to help either load or unload)

Deut. 22:4

BOOK TWELVE: THE BOOK OF ACQUISITION

Laws of Sales

499

Buy and sell according to Torah law

Lev. 25:14

500

Not to overcharge or underpay for an article

Lev. 25:14

501

Not to insult or harm anybody with words

Lev. 25:17

502

Not to cheat a sincere convert monetarily

Ex. 22:20

503

Not to insult or harm a sincere convert with words

Ex. 22:20

 

Laws of Acquisitions and Gifts (Rabbinical)

 

Laws of Neighbors (Rabbinical)

 

Laws of Agents and Partners (Rabbinical)

 

Laws of Slaves

504

Purchase a Hebrew slave in accordance with the prescribed laws

Ex. 21:2

505

Not to sell him as a slave is sold

Lev. 25:42

506

Not to work him oppressively

Lev. 25:43

507

Not to allow a non-Jew to work him oppressively

Lev. 25:53

508

Not to have him do menial slave labor

Lev. 25;39

509

Give him gifts when he goes free

Deut. 15:14

510

Not to send him away empty-handed

Deut. 15:13

511

Redeem Jewish maidservants

Ex. 21:8

512

Betroth the Jewish maidservant

Ex. 21:8

513

The master must not sell his maidservant

Ex. 21:8

514

Canaanite slaves must work forever unless injured in one of their limbs

Lev. 25:46

515

Not to extradite a slave who fled to Israel

Deut. 23:16

516

Not to wrong a slave who has come to Israel for refuge

Deut. 23:16

BOOK THIRTEEN: THE BOOK OF JUDGEMENTS

Laws of Hiring

517

The courts must carry out the laws of a hired worker and hired guard

Ex. 22:9

518

Pay wages on the day they were earned

Deut. 24:15

519

Not to delay payment of wages past the agreed time

Lev. 19:13

520

The hired worker may eat from the unharvested crops where he works

Deut. 23:25

521

The worker must not eat while on hired time

Deut. 23:26

522

The worker must not take more than he can eat

Deut. 23:25

523

Not to muzzle an ox while plowing

Deut. 25:4

 

Laws of Borrowing and Depositing

524

The courts must carry out the laws of a borrower

Ex. 22:13

525

The courts must carry out the laws of an unpaid guard

Ex. 22:6

 

Laws of Creditor and Debtor

526

Lend to the poor and destitute

Ex. 22:24

527

Not to press them for payment if you know they don't have it

Ex. 22:24

528

Press the idolater for payment

Deut. 15:3

529

The creditor must not forcibly take collateral

Deut. 24:10

530

Return the collateral to the debtor when needed

Deut. 24:13

531

Not to delay its return when needed

Deut. 24:12

532

Not to demand collateral from a widow

Deut. 24:17

533

Not to demand as collateral utensils needed for preparing food

Deut. 24:6

534

Not to lend with interest

Lev.25:37

535

Not to borrow with interest

Deut. 23:20

536

Not to intermediate in an interest loan, guarantee, witness,
or write the promissory note

Ex. 22:24

537

Lend to and borrow from idolaters with interest

Deut. 23:21

 

Laws of Plaintiff and Defendant

538

The courts must carry out the laws of the
plaintiff, admitter, or denier

Ex. 22:8

 

Laws of Inheritance

539

Carry out the laws of the order of inheritance

Num. 27:8

BOOK FOURTEEN: THE BOOK OF JUDGES

Laws of Sanhedrin and Punishments

540

Appoint judges

Deut. 16:18

541

Not to appoint judges who are not familiar with judicial procedure

Deut. 1:17

542

Decide by majority in case of disagreement

Ex. 23:2

543

The court must not execute through a majority of one; at least a majority of two is required

Ex. 23:2

544

A judge who presented an acquittal plea must not present an
argument for conviction in capital cases

Deut. 23:2

545

The courts must carry out the death penalty of stoning

Deut. 22:24

546

The courts must carry out the death penalty of burning

Lev. 20:14

547

The courts must carry out the death penalty of the sword

Ex. 21:20

548

The courts must carry out the death penalty of strangulation

Lev. 20:10

549

The courts must hang those stoned for blasphemy or idolatry

Deut. 21:22

550

Bury the executed on the day they are killed

Deut.21:23

551

Not to delay burial overnight

Deut. 21:23

552

The court must not let the sorcerer live

Ex. 22:17

553

The court must give lashes to the wrongdoer

Ex. 25:2

554

The court must not exceed the prescribed number of lashes

Deut. 25:3

555

The court must not kill anybody on circumstantial evidence

Ex. 23:7

556

The court must not punish anybody who was forced to do a crime

Deut. 22:26

557

A judge must not pity the murderer or assaulter at the trial

Deut. 19:13

558

A judge must not have mercy on the poor man at the trial

Lev. 19:15

559

A judge must not respect the great man at the trial

Lev. 19:15

560

A judge must not decide unjustly the case of the habitual transgressor

Ex. 23;6

561

A judge must not pervert justice

Lev. 19:15

562

A judge must not pervert a case involving a convert or orphan

Deut. 24:17

563

Judge righteously

Lev. 19:15

564

The judge must not fear a violent man in judgment

Deut. 1:17

565

Judges must not accept bribes

Ex. 23:8

566

Judges must not accept testimony unless both parties are present

Ex. 23:1

567

Not to curse judges

Ex. 22:27

568

Not to curse the head of state or leader of the Sanhedrin

Ex. 22:27

569

Not to curse any upstanding Jew

Lev. 19:14

 

Laws of Evidence

570

Anybody who knows evidence must testify in court

Lev. 5:1

571

Carefully interrogate the witness

Deut. 13:15

572

A witness must not serve as a judge in capital crimes

Deut. 19:17

573

Not to accept testimony from a lone witness

Deut. 19:15

574

Transgressors must not testify

Ex. 23:1

575

Relatives of the litigants must not testify

Deut. 24:16

576

Not to testify falsely

Ex. 20:13

577

Punish the false witnesses as they tried to punish the defendant

Deut. 19:19

 

Laws of Insurgents

578

Act according to the ruling of the Sanhedrin

Deut. 17:11

579

Not to deviate from the word of the Sanhedrin

Deut. 17:11

580

Not to add to the Torah commandments or their oral explanations

Deut. 13:1

581

Not to diminish from the Torah any commandments, in whole or in part

Deut. 13:1

582

Not to curse your father and mother

Ex. 21:17

583

Not to strike your father and mother

Ex. 21:15

584

Respect your father or mother

Ex. 20:12

585

Fear your father or mother

Lev. 19:3

586

Not to be a rebellious son

Deut. 21:18

 

Laws of Mourning

587

Mourn for relatives

Lev. 10:19

588

The High Priest must not defile himself for any relative

Lev. 21:11

589

The High Priest must not enter under the same roof as a corpse

Lev. 21:11

590

A Kohen must not defile himself for anyone except relatives

Lev. 21:1

 

Laws of Kings and their Wars

591

Appoint a king from Israel

Deut. 17:15

592

Not to appoint a convert

Deut. 17:15

593

The king must not have too many wives

Deut. 17:17

594

The king must not have too many horses

Deut. 17:16

595

The king must not have too much silver and gold

Deut. 17:17

596

Destroy the seven Canaanite nations

Deut. 20:17

597

Not to let any of them remain alive

Deut. 20:16

598

Wipe out the descendants of Amalek

Deut. 25:19

599

Remember what Amalek did to the Jewish people

Deut. 25:17

600

Not to forget Amalek's atrocities and ambush on our journey
from Egypt in the desert

Deut. 25:19

601

Not to dwell permanently in Egypt

Deut. 17:16

602

Offer peace terms to the inhabitants of a city while holding siege, and treat them according to the Torah if they accept the terms

Deut. 20:10

603

Not to offer peace to Ammon and Moab while besieging them

Deut. 23:7

604

Not to destroy fruit trees even during the siege

Deut. 20:19

605

Prepare latrines outside the camps

Deut. 23:13

606

Prepare a shovel for each soldier to dig with

Deut. 23:14

607

Appoint a priest to speak with the soldiers during the war

Deut. 20:2

608

He who has taken a wife, built a new home, or planted a vineyard is given a year to rejoice with his possessions

Deut. 24:5

609

Not to demand from the above any involvement,
communal or military

Deut. 24:5

610

Not to panic and retreat during battle

Deut. 20:3

611

Keep the laws of the captive woman

Deut. 21:11

612

Not to sell her into slavery

Deut. 21:14

613

Not to retain her for servitude after having relations with her

Deut. 21:14