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613 Mitzvot

Prophecy, Idolatry, Idolaters and Idolatrous Practices, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Clothing, The Firstborn, Kohanim and Levites

Each mitzvah is color coded, green indicates the commandments that should still be followed, Yellow indicates ceremonial law that applies to Jews, and can be followed by Gentile G-d Fearers, Orange indicates the commandment can no longer be followed.  No highlight indicates it is subject to debate. 


  1. To heed the call of every prophet in each generation, provided that he neither adds to, nor takes away from the Torah (Deut. 18:15).
  2. Not to prophesy falsely (Deut. 18:20).
  3. Not to refrain from putting a false prophet to death nor to be in fear of him (Deut. 18:22).

Idolatry, Idolaters and Idolatrous Practices

  1. Not to make a graven image; neither to make it oneself nor to have it made by others (Ex. 20:4).
  2. Not to make any figures for ornament, even if they are not worshipped (Ex. 20:20).
  3. Not to make idols even for others (Ex. 34:17; Lev. 19:4).
  4. Not to use the ornament of any object of idolatrous worship (Deut. 7:25).
  5. Not to make use of an idol or its accessory objects, offerings, or libations (Deut. 7:26).
  6. Not to drink wine of idolaters (Deut. 32:38).
  7. Not to worship an idol in the way in which it is usually worshipped (Ex. 20:5).
  8. Not to bow down to an idol, even if that is not its mode of worship (Ex. 20:5).
  9. Not to prophesy in the name of an idol (Ex. 23:13; Deut. 18:20).
  10. Not to hearken to one who prophesies in the name of an idol (Deut. 13:4).
  11. Not to lead the children of Israel astray to idolatry (Ex. 23:13).
  12. Not to entice an Israelite to idolatry (Deut. 13:12).
  13. To destroy idolatry and its appurtenances (Deut. 12:2-3).
  14. Not to love the enticer to idolatry (Deut. 13:9).
  15. Not to give up hating the enticer to idolatry (Deut. 13:9).
  16. Not to save the enticer from capital punishment, but to stand by at his execution (Deut. 13:9).
  17. A person whom he attempted to entice to idolatry shall not urge pleas for the acquittal of the enticer (Deut. 13:9).
  18. A person whom he attempted to entice shall not refrain from giving evidence of the enticer's guilt, if he has such evidence (Deut. 13:9).
  19. Not to swear by an idol to its worshipers, nor cause them to swear by it (Ex. 23:13).
  20. Not to turn one's attention to idolatry (Lev. 19:4).
  21. Not to adopt the institutions of idolaters nor their customs (Lev. 18:3; Lev. 20:23).
  22. Not to pass a child through the fire to Molech (Lev. 18:21).
  23. Not to suffer any one practicing witchcraft to live (Ex. 22:17).
  24. Not to practice onein (observing times or seasons as favorable or unfavorable, using astrology) (Lev. 19:26).
  25. Not to practice nachesh (doing things based on signs and portents; using charms and incantations) (Lev. 19:26).
  26. Not to consult ovoth (ghosts) (Lev. 19:31).
  27. Not to consult yid'onim (wizards) (Lev. 19:31).
  28. Not to practice kisuf (magic using herbs, stones and objects that people use) (Deut. 18:10).
  29. Not to practice kessem (a general term for magical practices) (Deut. 18:10).
  30. Not to practice the art of a chover chaver (casting spells over snakes and scorpions) (Deut. 18:11).
  31. Not to enquire of an ob (a ghost) (Deut. 18:11).
  32. Not to seek the maytim (dead) (Deut. 18:11).
  33. Not to enquire of a yid'oni (wizard) (Deut. 18:11).
  34. Not to remove the entire beard, like the idolaters (Lev. 19:27).
  35. Not to round the corners of the head, as the idolatrous priests do (Lev. 19:27).
  36. Not to cut oneself or make incisions in one's flesh in grief, like the idolaters (Lev. 19:28; Deut. 14:1).
  37. Not to tattoo the body like the idolaters (Lev. 19:28).
  38. Not to make a bald spot for the dead (Deut. 14:1).
  39. Not to plant a tree for worship (Deut. 16:21).
  40. Not to set up a pillar (for worship) (Deut. 16:22).
  41. Not to show favor to idolaters (Deut. 7:2) .
  42. Not to make a covenant with the seven (Canaanite, idolatrous) nations (Ex. 23:32; Deut. 7:2).
  43. Not to settle idolaters in our land (Ex. 23:33) (negative).
  44. To slay the inhabitants of a city that has become idolatrous and burn that city (Deut. 13:16-17).
  45. Not to rebuild a city that has been led astray to idolatry (Deut. 13:17).
  46. Not to make use of the property of city that has been so led astray (Deut. 13:18).

Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

  1. Not to cross-breed cattle of different species (Lev. 19:19) (according to the Talmud, this also applies to birds).
  2. Not to sow different kinds of seed together in one field (Lev. 19:19).
  3. Not to eat the fruit of a tree for three years from the time it was planted (Lev. 19:23).
  4. That the fruit of fruit-bearing trees in the fourth year of their planting shall be sacred like the second tithe and eaten in Jerusalem (Lev. 19:24).
  5. Not to sow grain or herbs in a vineyard (Deut. 22:9).
  6. Not to eat the produce of diverse seeds sown in a vineyard (Deut. 22:9).
  7. Not to work with beasts of different species, yoked together (Deut. 22:10).


  1. That a man shall not wear women's clothing (Deut. 22:5)
  2. That a woman should not wear men's clothing (Deut. 22:5)
  3. Not to wear garments made of wool and linen mixed together (Deut. 22:11)

The Firstborn

  1. To redeem the firstborn human male (Ex. 13:13; Ex. 34:20; Num. 18:15).
  2. To redeem the firstling of an ass (Ex. 13:13; Ex. 34:20).
  3. To break the neck of the firstling of an ass if it is not redeemed (Ex. 13:13; Ex. 34:20).
  4. Not to redeem the firstling of a clean beast (Num. 18:17).

Kohanim and Levites

  1. That the kohanim shall put on priestly vestments for the service (Ex. 28:2).
  2. Not to tear the High Kohein's robe (Ex. 28:32).
  3. That the kohein shall not enter the Sanctuary at all times (i.e., at times when he is not performing service) (Lev. 16:2).
  4. That the ordinary kohein shall not defile himself by contact with any dead, other than immediate relatives (Lev. 21:1-3).
  5. That the kohanim defile themselves for their deceased relatives (by attending their burial), and mourn for them like other Israelites, who are commanded to mourn for their relatives (Lev. 21:3).
  6. That a kohein who had an immersion during the day (to cleanse him from his uncleanness) shall not serve in the Sanctuary until after sunset (Lev. 21:6).
  7. That a kohein shall not marry a divorced woman (Lev. 21:7).
  8. That a kohein shall not marry a harlot (Lev. 21:7).
  9. That a kohein shall not marry a profaned woman (Lev. 21:7).
  10. To show honor to a kohein, and to give him precedence in all things that are holy (Lev. 21:8).
  11. That a High Kohein shall not defile himself with any dead, even if they are relatives (Lev. 21:11).
  12. That a High Kohein shall not go (under the same roof) with a dead body (Lev. 21:11) It has been learnt by tradition that a kohein, who does so, violates the prohibition, "Neither shall he go in ", and also the prohibition "He shall not defile himself".
  13. That the High Kohein shall marry a virgin (Lev. 21:13).
  14. That the High Kohein shall not marry a widow (Lev. 21:14).
  15. That the High Kohein shall not cohabit with a widow, even without marriage, because he profanes her (Lev. 21:15).
  16. That a person with a physical blemish shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Lev. 21:17).
  17. That a kohein with a temporary blemish shall not serve there (Lev. 21:21).
  18. That a person with a physical blemish shall not enter the Sanctuary further than the altar (Lev. 21:23).
  19. That a kohein who is unclean shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Lev. 22:2-3).
  20. To send the unclean out of the Camp of the Shechinah, that is, out of the Sanctuary (Num. 5:2).
  21. That a kohein who is unclean shall not enter the courtyard (Num. 5:2-3) This refers to the Camp of the Shechinah.
  22. That the kohanim shall bless Israel (Num. 6:23).
  23. To set apart a portion of the dough for the kohein (Num. 15:20).
  24. That the Levites shall not occupy themselves with the service that belongs to the kohanim, nor the kohanim with that belonging to the Levites (Num. 18:3).
  25. That one not a descendant of Aaron in the male line shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Num. 18:4-7).
  26. That the Levite shall serve in the Sanctuary (Num. 18:23).
  27. To give the Levites cities to dwell in, these to serve also as cities of refuge (Num. 35:2).
  28. That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any portion of territory in the land (of Israel) (Deut. 18:1).
  29. That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any share of the spoil (at the conquest of the Promised Land) (Deut. 18:1).
  30. That the kohanim shall serve in the Sanctuary in divisions, but on festivals, they all serve together (Deut. 18:6-8).
  1. Not to pluck out the marks of leprosy (Deut. 24:8).
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