Kadesheinu beMitsvotekha ; The function of the Mitsva

  • The mitsva reflects one of the most pivotal concepts of Judaism. It sanctifies those who answer its calling, and the Jew and Judaism is unique and “chosen” because of it. In this article we highlight the various ways the mitsvot and Halakha transform us and mold the Jewish personality: (a) by converting the “ought” into a “must”; (b) by transforming daily prosaic acts of man into sacred deeds; (c) by converting simple chronological, linear time into special moments of kedusha. The mitsva involves the total personality - “head, heart and hand” and makes the body equally important with the soul in the service of Hashem. Sanctification is accomplished both through deed and thought. The Torah wants the Jew to build an environment which strengthens his religious values and has designated Erets Yisrael as the most fitting place for kedusha.

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Author:Aryeh A. Frimer
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2009/09/24
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/09/24
Dewey Decimal Classification:2 Religion / 29 Andere Religionen / 296 Judentum
Sammlungen:JudaicaDoc | Jüdische Studien und Israel-Studien / Jüdische Studien - Literatur
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht