[ The 613 Commandments ]

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.

This list should not be used as a source for any practical Halachic ruling. There are differences of opinion over the applicability today of some commandments in this list. Similarly, distinctions must often be made between rabbinically-decreed commandments and those that still have binding force as Torah-law today. In all cases of doubt, a competent rabbinical authority should be consulted.

This list is reprinted from the book, "Bible Basics," a user-friendly, illustrated reference guide to the Five Books of Moses. (Published by International Traditions Corporation, Jerome S. Hahn, General Editor.)

YPTC Note: These are a compendium of the commands given to ancient Israel by Almighty Yahweh to teach them how to walk according to His will, as His chosen people. Many are still in force and relevant for our time, some have been fulfilled or superseded, some are not, at present, practical but will be again, all are valuable for bible study, historical reference, and to learn more of our Heavenly Father and His will in our lives.


Fundamentals of Torah:

1To know Yahweh existsEx. 20:2
2Not to entertain thoughts of other elohim besides HimEx. 20:3
3To know that Yahweh is oneDeut. 6:4
4To love YahwehDeut. 6:5
5To fear YahwehDeut. 10:20
6To sanctify His NameLev. 22:32
7Not to profane His NameLev. 22:32
8Not to destroy objects associated with His NameDeut. 12:4
9To listen to the prophet speaking in His NameDeut. 18:15
10Not to test the prophet undulyDeut. 6:16

Laws of Character

11To emulate His waysDeut. 28:9
12To cleave to those who know HimDeut. 10:20
13To love IsraelitesLev. 19:18
14To love convertsDeut. 10:19
15Not to hate fellow IsraelitesLev. 19:17
16To reproveLev. 19:17
17Not to embarrass othersLev. 19:17
18Not to oppress the weakEx. 21:22
19Not to speak derogatorily of othersLev. 19:16
20Not to take revengeLev. 19:18
21Not to bear a grudgeLev. 19:18

Laws of Torah Study

22To learn TorahDeut. 6:7
23To honor those who teach and know TorahLev. 19:32

Laws of Idolatry and Paganism

24Not to inquire into idolatryLev. 19:4
25Not to follow the whims of your heart or what your eyes seeNum. 15:39
26Not to blasphemeEx. 22:27
27Not to worship idols in the manner they are worshipedEx. 20:5
28Not to worship idols in the four ways we worship YahwehEx. 20:5
29Not to make an idol for yourselfEx. 20:4
30Not to make an idol for othersLev. 19:4
31Not to make human forms even for decorative purposesEx. 20:20
32Not to turn a city to idolatryEx. 23:13
33To burn a city that has turned to idol worshipDeut. 13:17
34Not to rebuild it as a cityDeut. 13:17
35Not to derive benefit from itDeut. 13:18
36Not to missionize an individual to idol worshipDeut. 13:12
37Not to love the idolatrous missionaryDeut. 13:9
38Not to cease hating the idolatrous missionaryDeut. 13:9
39Not to save the idolatrous missionaryDeut. 13:9
40Not to say anything in his defenseDeut. 13:9
41Not to refrain from incriminating himDeut. 13:9
42Not to prophesize in the name of idolatryDeut. 13:14
43Not to listen to a false prophetDeut. 13:4
44Not to prophesize falsely in the name of YahwehDeut. 18:20
45Not to be afraid of killing the false prophetDeut. 18:22
46Not to swear in the name of an idolEx. 23:13
47Not to perform ov (medium)Lev. 19:31
48Not to perform yidoni (magical seer)Lev. 19:31
49Not to pass your children through the fire to MolechLev. 18:21
50Not to erect a column in a public place of worshipDeut. 16:22
51Not to bow down on smooth stoneLev. 26:1
52Not to plant a tree in the Temple courtyardDeut. 16:21
53To destroy idols and their accessoriesDeut. 12:2
54Not to derive benefit from idols and their accessoriesDeut. 7:26
55Not to derive benefit from ornaments of idolsDeut. 7:25
56Not to make a covenant with idolatersDeut. 7:2
57Not to show favor to themDeut. 7:2
58Not to let them dwell in our landEx. 23:33
59Not to imitate them in customs and clothingLev. 20:23
60Not to be superstitiousLev. 19:26
61Not to go into a trance to foresee events, etc.Deut. 18:10
62Not to engage in astrologyLev. 19:26
63Not to mutter incantationsDeut. 18:11
64Not to attempt to contact the deadDeut. 18:11
65Not to consult the ovDeut. 18:11
66Not to consult the yidoniDeut. 18:11
67Not to perform acts of magicDeut. 18:10
68Men must not shave the hair off the sides of their headLev. 19:27
69Men must not shave their beards with a razorLev. 19:27
70Men must not wear women's clothingDeut. 22:5
71Women must not wear men's clothingDeut. 22:5
72Not to tattoo the skinLev. 19:28
73Not to tear the skin in mourningDeut. 14:1
74Not to make a bald spot in mourningDeut. 14:1

Laws of Repentance

75To repent and confess wrongdoingsNum. 5:7


Laws of Reading the Shema

76To say the Shema twice dailyDeut. 6:7

Laws of Prayer and Kohanic Blessings

77To serve the Almighty with prayer dailyEx. 23:25
78The priesthood must bless the Israelite nation dailyNum. 6:23

Laws of Tefillin, Mezuza and Sefer Torah

79To wear tefillin on the headDeut. 6:8
80To bind tefillin on the armDeut. 6:8
81To put a mezuzah on each door postDeut. 6:9
82Each male must write a Sefer TorahDeut. 31:19
83The king must have a separate Sefer Torah for himselfDeut. 17:18

Laws of Tzitzit

84To have tzitzit on four-cornered garmentsNum. 15:38

Laws of Blessings

85To bless the Almighty after eatingDeut. 8:10

Laws of Circumcision

86To circumcise all males on the eighth day after their birthLev. 12:3


Laws of the Sabbath

87To rest on the seventh dayEx. 23:12
88Not to do prohibited labor on the seventh dayEx. 20:10
89The court must not inflict punishment on ShabbatEx. 35:3
90Not to walk outside the city boundary on ShabbatEx. 16:29
91To sanctify the day with Kiddush and HavdallahEx. 20:8

Laws of Eruvin (Rabbinical)

Laws of Yom Kippur Rest

92To rest from prohibited laborLev. 23:32
93Not to do prohibited labor on Yom KippurLev. 23:32
94To afflict yourself on Yom KippurLev. 16:29
95Not to eat or drink on Yom KippurLev. 23:29

Laws of Festival Rest

96To rest on the first day of PassoverLev. 23:7
97Not to do prohibited labor on the first day of PassoverLev. 23:8
98To rest on the seventh day of PassoverLev. 23:8
99Not to do prohibited labor on the seventh day of PassoverLev. 23:8
100To rest on ShavuotLev. 23:21
101Not to do prohibited labor on ShavuotLev. 23:21
102To rest on Rosh HashanaLev. 23:24
103Not to do prohibited labor on Rosh HashanaLev. 23:25
104To rest on SukkotLev. 23:35
105Not to do prohibited labor on SukkotLev. 23:35
106To rest on Shmini AtzeretLev. 23:36
107Not to do prohibited labor on Shmini AtzeretLev. 23:36

Laws of Chometz and Matzah

108Not to eat chametz on the afternoon of the 14th day of NissanDeut. 16:3
109To destroy all chametz on 14th day of NissanEx. 12:15
110Not to eat chametz all seven days of PassoverEx. 13:3
111Not to eat mixtures containing chametz all seven days of PassoverEx. 12:20
112Not to see chametz in your domain seven daysEx. 13:7
113Not to find chametz in your domain seven daysEx. 12:19
114To eat matzah on the first night of PassoverEx. 12:18
115To relate the exodus from Egypt on that nightEx. 13:8

Laws of Shofar, Sukkah, Lulav

116To hear the Shofar on the first day of Tishrei (Rosh Hashana)Num. 29:1
117To dwell in a Sukkah for the seven days of SukkotLev. 23:42
118To take up a Lulav and Etrog all seven daysLev. 23:40

Laws of Shekalim

119Each man must give a half shekel annuallyEx. 30:13

Laws of Sanctification of Months

120Courts must calculate to determine when a new month beginsEx. 12:2

Laws of Fasts

121To afflict and cry out before Yahweh in times of catastropheNum. 10:9

Laws of Megillah and Chanukah (Rabbinical)


Laws of Marriage

122To marry a wife by means of ketubah and kiddushinDeut. 22:13
123Not to have relations with women not thus marriedDeut. 23:18
124Not to withhold food, clothing, and relations from your wifeEx. 21:10
125To have children with one's wifeGen 1:28

Laws of Divorce

126To issue a divorce by means of a "get" documentDeut. 24:1
127A man must not remarry his wife after she has married someone elseDeut. 24:4

Laws of Yivum and Chalitzah (Levirate Marriage)

128To do yibum (marry childless brother's widow)Deut. 25:5
129To do chalitzah (freeing a widow from yibum)Deut. 25:9
130The widow must not remarry until the ties with her brother-in-law are removedDeut. 25:5

Laws of Women

131The court must fine one who seduces a maidenEx. 22:15-16
132The rapist must marry the maiden (if she chooses)Deut. 22:29
133He is not allowed to divorce herDeut. 22:29
134The slanderer must remain married to his wifeDeut. 22:19
135He must not divorce herDeut. 22:19

Laws of Sotah (Suspect Wife)

136To fulfill the laws of the SotahNum. 5:30
137Not to put oil on her meal offeringNum. 5:15
138Not to put frankincense on her meal offeringNum. 5:15


Laws of Forbidden Relations

139Not to have relations with your motherLev. 18:7
140Not to have relations with your father's wifeLev. 18:8
141Not to have relations with your sisterLev. 18:9
142Not to have relations with your father's wife's daughterLev. 18:11
143Not to have relations with your son's daughterLev. 18:10
144Not to have relations with your daughterLev. 18:10
145Not to have relations with your daughter's daughterLev. 18:10
146Not to have relations with a woman and her daughterLev. 18:17
147Not to have relations with a woman and her son's daughterLev. 18:17
148Not to have relations with a woman and her daughter's daughterLev. 18:17
149Not to have relations with your father's sisterLev. 18:12
150Not to have relations with your mother's sisterLev. 18:13
151Not to have relations with your father's brother's wifeLev. 18:14
152Not to have relations with your son's wifeLev. 18:15
153Not to have relations with your brother's wifeLev. 18:16
154Not to have relations with your wife's sisterLev. 18:18
155A man must not have relations with a beastLev. 18:23
156A woman must not have relations with a beastLev. 18:23
157Not to have homosexual relationsLev. 18:22
158Not to have homosexual relations with your fatherLev. 18:7
159Not to have homosexual relations with your father's brotherLev. 18:14
160Not to have relations with a married womanLev. 18:20
161Not to have relations with a menstrually impure womanLev. 18:19
162Not to marry non-IsraeliesDeut. 7:3
163Not to let Moabite and Ammonite males marry into the Israelite peopleDeut. 23:4
164Don't keep a third generation Egyptian convert from marrying into the Israelite peopleDeut. 23:8-9
165Not to refrain from marrying a third generation Edomite convertDeut. 23:8-9
166Not to let a mamzer marry into the Israelite peopleDeut. 23:3
167Not to let a eunuch marry into the Isrealite peopleDeut. 23:2
168Not to castrate any male (including animals)Lev. 22:24
169The High Priest must not marry a widowLev. 21:14
170The High Priest must not have relations with a widow even outside of marriageLev. 21:15
171The High Priest must marry a virgin maidenLev. 21:13
172A priest must not marry a divorceeLev. 21:7
173A priest must not marry a zonah (a woman who had forbidden relations)Lev. 21:7
174A priest must not marry a chalalah (party to or product of 169-172)Lev. 21:7
175Not to make pleasurable contact with any forbidden womanLev. 18:6

Laws of Forbidden Foods

176To examine the signs of animals to distinguish between kosher and non-kosherLev. 11:2
177To examine the signs of fowl to distinguish between kosher and non-kosherDeut. 14:11
178To examine the signs of fish to distinguish between kosher and non-kosherLev. 11:9
179To examine the signs of locusts to distinguish between kosher and non-kosherLev. 11:21
180Not to eat non-kosher animalsLev. 11:4
181Not to eat non-kosher fowlLev. 11:13
182Not to eat non-kosher fishLev. 11:11
183Not to eat non-kosher flying insectsDeut. 14:19
184Not to eat non-kosher creatures that crawl on landLev. 11:41
185Not to eat non-kosher maggotsLev. 11:44
186Not to eat worms found in fruit on the groundLev. 11:42
187Not to eat creatures that live in water other than fishLev. 11:43
188Not to eat the meat of an animal that died without ritual slaughterDeut. 14:21
189Not to benefit from an ox condemned to be stonedEx. 21:28
190Not to eat meat of an animal that was mortally woundedEx. 22:30
191Not to eat a limb torn off a living creatureDeut 12:23
192Not to eat bloodLev. 3:17
193Not to eat certain fats of clean animalsLev. 3:17
194Not to eat the sinew of the thighGen. 32:33
195Not to eat meat and milk cooked togetherEx. 23:19
196Not to cook meat and milk togetherEx. 34:26
197Not to eat bread from new grain before the OmerLev. 23:14
198Not to eat parched grains from new grain before the OmerLev. 23:14
199Not to eat ripened grains from new grain before the OmerLev. 23:14
200Not to eat fruit of a tree during its first three yearsLev. 19:23
201Not to eat diverse seeds planted in a vineyardDeut. 22:9
202Not to eat untithed fruitsLev. 22:15
203Not to drink wine poured in service to idolsDeut. 32:38

Laws of Slaughtering

204To ritually slaughter an animal before eating itDeut. 12:21
205Not to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same dayLev. 22:28
206To cover the blood (of a slaughtered beast or fowl) with earthLev. 17:13
207Not to take the mother bird from her childrenDeut. 22:6
208To release the mother bird if she was taken from the nestDeut. 22:7


Laws of Oaths

209Not to swear falsely in Yahweh's NameLev. 19:12
210Not to take Yahweh's Name in vainEx. 20:7
211Not to deny possession of something entrusted to youLev. 19:11
212Not to swear in denial of a monetary claimLev. 19:11
213To swear in Yahweh's Name to confirm the truth when deemed necessary by courtDeut. 10:20

Laws of Vows

214To fulfill what was uttered and to do what was avowedDeut. 23:24
215Not to break oaths or vowsNum. 30:3
216For oaths and vows annulled, there are the laws of annulling vows explicit in the TorahNum. 30:3

Laws of The Nazir

217The Nazir must let his hair growNum. 6:5
218He must not cut his hairNum. 6:5
219He must not drink wine, wine mixtures, or wine vinegarNum. 6:3
220He must not eat fresh grapesNum. 6:3
221He must not eat raisinsNum. 6:3
222He must not eat grape seedsNum. 6:4
223He must not eat grape skinsNum. 6:4
224He must not be under the same roof as a corpseNum. 6:6
225He must not come into contact with the deadNum. 6:7
226He must shave after bringing sacrifices upon completion of his Nazirite periodNum. 6:9

Laws of Estimated Values and Vows

227To estimate the value of people as determined by the TorahLev. 27:2
228To estimate the value of consecrated animalsLev. 27:12-13
229To estimate the value of consecrated housesLev. 27:14
230To estimate the value of consecrated fieldsLev. 27:16
231Carry out the laws of interdicting possessions (cherem)Lev. 27:28
232Not to sell the cheremLev. 27:28
233Not to redeem the cheremLev. 27:28


Laws of Mixed Species

234Not to plant diverse seeds togetherLev. 19:19
235Not to plant grains or greens in a vineyardDeut. 22:9
236Not to crossbreed animalsLev. 19:19
237Not to work different animals togetherDeut. 22:10
238Not to wear sha'atnez, a cloth woven of wool and linenDeut. 22:11

Laws of Gifts to the Poor

239To leave a corner of the field uncut for the poorLev. 19:10
240Not to reap that cornerLev. 19:9
241To leave gleaningsLev. 19:9
242Not to gather the gleaningsLev. 19:9
243To leave the gleanings of a vineyardLev. 19:10
244Not to gather the gleanings of a vineyardLev. 19:10
245To leave the unformed clusters of grapesLev. 19:10
246Not to pick the unformed clusters of grapesLev. 19:10
247To leave the forgotten sheaves in the fieldDeut. 24:19
248Not to retrieve themDeut. 24:19
249To separate the tithe for the poorDeut. 14:28
250To give charityDeut. 15:8
251Not to withhold charity from the poorDeut. 15:7
252To set aside Trumah Gedolah (tithe for the priest)Deut. 18:4
253The Levite must set aside a tenth of his titheNum. 18:26
254Not to preface one tithe to the next, but separate them in their proper orderEx. 22:28
255A non-priest must not eat TrumahLev. 22:10
256A hired worker or a Jewish bondsman of a priest must not eat TrumahLev. 22:10
257An uncircumcised priest must not eat TrumahEx.12:48
258An impure priest must not eat TrumahLev. 22:4
259A chalalah must not eat TrumahLev. 22:12

Laws of Ma'aser

260To set aside Ma'aser each planting year and give it to a LeviteNum. 18:24

Laws of The Second Tithe and Fourth Year Produce

261To set aside the second tithe Deut. 14:22
262Not to spend its redemption money on anything but food, drink, or ointmentDeut. 26:14
263Not to eat second tithe while impureDeut. 26:14
264A mourner on the first day after death must not eat second titheDeut. 26:14
265Not to eat Ma'aser second tithe grains outside JerusalemDeut. 12:17
266Not to eat Ma'aser second tithe wine products outside JerusalemDeut. 12:17
267Not to eat Ma'aser second tithe oil outside JerusalemDeut. 12:17
268The fourth year crops must be totally for holy purposes like Ma'aser second titheLev. 19:24
269To read the confession of tithes every fourth and seventh yearDeut. 26:13

Laws of First Fruits and other Priestly Gifts

270To set aside the first fruits and bring them to the TempleEx. 23:19
271The priesthood must not eat the first fruits outside JerusalemDeut. 12:17
272To read the Torah portion pertaining to their presentationDeut. 26:5
273To set aside a portion of dough for a priestNum. 15:20
274To give the shoulder, two cheeks, and stomach of slaughtered animals to a priestDeut. 18:3
275To give the first sheering of sheep to a priestDeut. 18:4
276To redeem the firstborn sons and give the money to a priestNum. 18:15
277To redeem the firstborn donkey by giving a lamb to a priestEx. 13:13
278To break the neck of the donkey if the owner does not intend to redeem itEx. 13:13

Laws of The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years

279To rest the land during the seventh year by not doing any work which enhances growthEx. 34:21
280Not to work the land during the seventh yearLev. 25:4
281Not to work with trees to produce fruit during that yearLev. 25:4
282Not to reap crops that grow wild that year in the normal mannerLev. 25:5
283Not to gather grapes which grow wild that year in the normal wayLev. 25:5
284To leave free all produce which grew in that yearEx. 23:11
285To release all loans during the seventh yearDeut. 15:2
286Not to pressure or claim from the borrowerDeut. 15:2
287Not to refrain from lending immediately before the release of the loans for fear of monetary lossDeut. 15:9
288The Sanhedrin must count seven groups of seven yearsLev. 25:8
289The Sanhedrin must sanctify the fiftieth yearLev. 25:10
290To blow the Shofar on the tenth of Tishrei to free the slavesLev. 25:9
291Not to work the soil during the fiftieth yearLev. 25:11
292Not to reap in the normal manner that which grows wild in the fiftieth yearLev. 25:11
293Not to pick grapes which grew wild in the normal manner in the fiftieth yearLev. 25:11
294Carry out the laws of sold family propertiesLev. 25:24
295Not to sell the land in Israel indefinitelyLev. 25:23
296Carry out the laws of houses in walled citiesLev. 25:29
297The Tribe of Levi must not be given a portion of the land in Israel, rather they are given cities to dwell inDeut. 18:1
298The Levites must not take a share in the spoils of warDeut. 18:1
299To give the Levites cities to inhabit and their surrounding fieldsNum. 35:2
300Not to sell the fields but they shall remain the Levites' before and after the Jubilee yearLev. 25:34


Laws of The Temple

301To build a SanctuaryEx. 25:8
302Not to build the altar with stones hewn by metalEx. 20:22
303Not to climb steps to the altarEx. 20:23
304To show reverence to the TempleLev. 1930
305To guard the Temple areaNum. 18:2
306Not to leave the Temple unguardedNum. 18:5

Laws of Temple Vessels and Employees

307To prepare the anointing oilEx. 30:31
308Not to reproduce the anointing oilEx. 30:32
309Not to anoint with anointing oilEx. 30:32
310Not to reproduce the incense formulaEx. 30:37
311Not to burn anything on the Golden Altar besides incenseEx. 30:9
312The Levites must transport the ark on their shouldersNum. 7:9
313Not to remove the staves from the arkEx. 25:15
314The Levites must work in the TempleNum. 18:23
315No Levite must do another's work of either a priest or a LeviteNum. 18:3
316To dedicate the priest for serviceLev. 21:8
317The kohanic work shifts must be equal during holidaysDeut. 18:6-8
318The priesthood must wear their priestly garments during serviceEx. 28:2
319Not to tear the priestly garmentsEx. 28:32
320The breastplate must not be loosened from the EfodeEx. 28:28

Laws of Entering the Temple

321A priest must not enter the Temple intoxicatedLev. 10:9
322A priest must not enter the Temple with long hairLev. 10:6
323A priest must not enter the Temple with torn clothesLev. 10:6
324A priest must not enter the Temple indiscriminatelyLev. 16:2
325A priest must not leave the Temple during serviceLev. 10:7
326To send the impure from the TempleNum. 5:2
327Impure people must not enter the TempleNum. 5:3
328Impure people must not enter the Temple Mount areaDeut. 23:11
329Impure priesthood must not do service in the templeLev. 22:2
330An impure priest, following immersion, must wait until after sundown before returning to serviceLev. 22:7
331A priest must wash his hands and feet before serviceEx. 30:19
332A priest with a physical blemish must not enter the sanctuary or approach the altarLev. 21:23
333A priest with a physical blemish must not serveLev.21:17
334A priest with a temporary blemish must not serveLev. 21:17
335One who is not a priest must not serveNum. 18:4

Laws of Restrictions Concerning Sacrifices

336To offer only unblemished animalsLev. 22:21
337Not to dedicate a blemished animal for the altarLev. 22:20
338Not to slaughter itLev. 22:22
339Not to sprinkle its bloodLev. 22:24
340Not to burn its fatLev. 22:22
341Not to offer a temporarily blemished animalDeut. 17:1
342Not to sacrifice blemished animals even if offered by non-JewsLev. 22:25
343Not to inflict wounds upon dedicated animalsLev. 22:21
344To redeem dedicated animals which have become disqualifiedDeut. 12:15
345To offer only animals which are at least eight days oldLev. 22:27
346Not to offer animals bought with the wages of a harlot or the animal exchanged for a dogDeut. 23:19
347Not to burn honey or yeast on the altarLev. 2:11
348To salt all sacrificesLev. 2:13
349Not to omit the salt from sacrificesLev. 2:13

Laws of Sacrificial Procedure

350Carry out the procedure of the burnt offering as prescribed in the TorahLev. 1:3
351Not to eat its meatDeut. 12:17
352Carry out the procedure of the sin offeringLev. 6:18
353Not to eat the meat of the inner sin offeringLev. 6:23
354Not to decapitate a fowl brought as a sin offeringLev. 5:8
355Carry out the procedure of the guilt offeringLev. 7:1
356The priesthood must eat the sacrificial meat in the TempleEx. 29:33
357The priesthood must not eat the meat outside the Temple courtyardDeut. 12:17
358A non-priest must not eat sacrificial meatEx. 29:33
359To follow the procedure of the peace offeringLev. 7:11
360Not to eat the meat of minor sacrifices before sprinkling the bloodDeut. 12:17
361To bring meal offerings as prescribed in the TorahLev. 2:1
362Not to put oil on the meal offerings of wrongdoersLev. 5:11
363Not to put frankincense on the meal offerings of wrongdoersLev. 3:11
364Not to eat the meal offering of the High PriestLev. 6:16
365Not to bake a meal offering as leavened breadLev. 6:10
366The priesthood must eat the remains of the meal offeringsLev. 6:9
367To bring all avowed and freewill offerings to the Temple on the first subsequent festivalDeut. 12:5-6
368Not to withhold payment incurred by any vowDeut. 23:22
369To offer all sacrifices in the TempleDeut. 12:11
370To bring all sacrifices from outside Israel to the TempleDeut. 12:26
371Not to slaughter sacrifices outside the courtyardLev. 17:4
372Not to offer any sacrifices outside the courtyardDeut. 12:13

Laws of Constant and Additional Offerings

373To offer two lambs every dayNum. 28:3
374To light a fire on the altar every dayLev. 6:6
375Not to extinguish this fireLev. 6:6
376To remove the ashes from the altar every dayLev. 6:3
377To burn incense every dayEx 30:7
378To light the Menorah every dayEx. 27:21
379The priest Gadol must bring a meal offering every dayLev. 6:13
380To bring two additional lambs as burnt offerings on ShabbatNum 28:9
381To make the show breadEx. 25:30
382To bring additional offerings on the New MonthNum. 28:11
383To bring additional offerings on PassoverNum. 28:19
384To offer the wave offering from the meal of the new wheatLev. 23:10
385Each man must count the Omer - seven weeks from the day the new wheat offering wasbroughtLev. 23:15
386To bring additional offerings on ShavuotNum. 28:26
387To bring two leaves to accompany the above sacrificeLev. 23:17
388To bring additional offerings on Rosh HashanaNum. 29:2
389To bring additional offerings on Yom KippurNum. 29:8
390To bring additional offerings on SukkotNum. 29:13
391To bring additional offerings on Shmini AtzeretNum. 29:35

Laws of Disqualified Offerings

392Not to eat sacrifices which have become unfit or blemishedDeut. 14.3
393Not to eat from sacrifices offered with improper intentionsLev. 7:18
394Not to leave sacrifices past the time allowed for eating themLev. 22:30
395Not to eat from that which was left overLev. 19:8
396Not to eat from sacrifices which became impureLev. 7:19
397An impure person must not eat from sacrificesLev. 7:20
398To burn the leftover sacrificesLev. 7:17
399To burn all impure sacrificesLev. 7:19

Laws of Yom Kippur Service

400To follow the procedure of Yom Kippur in the sequence prescribed in Parshat Acharei MotLev. 16:3

Laws of Misusing Sanctified Property

401One who profaned property must repay what he profaned plus a fifth and bring a sacrificeLev. 5:16
402Not to work consecrated animalsDeut. 15:19
403Not to shear the fleece of consecrated animalsDeut. 15:19


Laws of Pascal Sacrifice

404To slaughter the paschal sacrifice at the specified timeEx. 12:6
405Not to slaughter it while in possession of leavenEx. 23:18
406Not to leave the fat overnightEx. 23:18
407To slaughter the second paschal lambNum. 9:11
408To eat the paschal lamb with matzah and Marror on the night of the 15th of NissanEx. 12:8
409To eat the second paschal lamb on the night of the 15th of IyarNum.9:11
410Not to eat the paschal meat raw or boiledEx. 12:9
411Not to take the paschal meat from the confines of the groupEx. 12:46
412An apostate must not eat from itEx.12:43
413A permanent or temporary hired worker must not eat from itEx. 12:45
414An uncircumcised male must not eat from itEx. 12:48
415Not to break any bones from the paschal offeringEx. 12:46
416Not to break any bones from the second paschal offeringNum. 9:12
417Not to leave any meat from the paschal offering over until morningEx. 12:10
418Not to leave the second paschal meat over until morningNum. 9:12
419Not to leave the meat of the holiday offering of the 14th until the 16thDeut. 16:4

Laws of Pilgrim Offerings

420To be seen at the Temple on Passover, Shavuot, and SukkotDeut. 16:16
421To celebrate on these three Festivals (bring a peace offering)Ex. 23:14
422To rejoice on these three Festivals (bring a peace offering)Deut. 16:14
423Not to appear at the Temple without offeringsDeut. 16:16
424Not to refrain from rejoicing with, and giving gifts to, the LevitesDeut. 12:19
425To assemble all the people on the Sukkot following the seventh yearDeut. 31:12

Laws of First Born Animals

426To set aside the firstborn animalsEx. 13:12
427The priesthood must not eat unblemished firstborn animals outside JerusalemDeut. 12:17
428Not to redeem the firstbornNum. 18:17
429Separate the tithe from animalsLev. 27:32
430Not to redeem the titheLev. 27:33

Laws of Offerings for Unintentional Transgressions

431Every person must bring a sin offering for his transgressionLev. 4:27
432Bring an asham talui when uncertain of guiltLev. 5:17-18
433Bring an asham vadai when guilt is ascertainedLev. 5:25
434Bring an oleh v'yored offering (if the person is wealthy, an animal; if poor, a bird or meal offering)Lev. 5:7-11
435The Sanhedrin must bring an offering when it rules in errorLev. 4:13

Laws of Lacking Atonement

436A woman who had a running issue must bring an offering after she goes to the MikvehLev. 15:28-29
437A woman who gave birth must bring an offering after she goes to the MikvehLev. 12:6
438A man who had a running issue must bring an offering after he goes to the MikvehLev. 15:13-14
439A metzora must bring an offering after going to the MikvehLev. 14:10

Laws of Substitution of Sacrifices

440Not to substitute another beast for one set apart for sacrificeLev. 27:10
441The new animal, in addition to the substituted one, retains consecrationLev. 27:10
442Not to change consecrated animals from one type of offering to anotherLev. 27:26


Laws of Impurity of Human Dead

443Carry out the laws of impurity of the deadNum. 19:14

Laws of The Red Heifer

444Carry out the procedure of the Red HeiferNum. 19:2
445Carry out the laws of the sprinkling waterNum. 19:21

Laws of Impurity through Tzara'at

446Rule the laws of human tzara'at as prescribed in the TorahLev. 13:12
447The metzora must not remove his signs of impurityDeut. 24:8
448The metzora must not shave signs of impurity in his hairLev. 13:33
449The metzora must publicize his condition by tearing his garments, allowing his hair to grow and covering his lipsLev. 13:45
450Carry out the prescribed rules for purifying the metzoraLev. 14:2
451The metzora must shave off all his hair prior to purificationLev. 14:9
452Carry out the laws of tzara'at of clothingLev. 13:47
453Carry out the laws of tzara'at of housesLev. 13:34

Laws of Impurity of Reclining and Sitting

454Observe the laws of menstrual impurityLev. 15:19
455Observe the laws of impurity caused by childbirthLev. 12:2
456Observe the laws of impurity caused by a woman's running issueLev. 15:25
457Observe the laws of impurity caused by a man's running issueLev. 15:3

Laws of Other Sources of Impurity

458Observe the laws of impurity caused by a dead beastLev. 11:39
459Observe the laws of impurity caused by the eight shratzimLev. 11:29
460Observe the laws of impurity of a seminal emissionLev. 15:16

Laws of Impurity of Food

461Observe the laws of impurity concerning liquid and solid foodsLev. 11:34

Laws of Vessels (Rabbinical)

Laws of Mikveh

462Every impure person must immerse himself in a Mikveh to become pureLev. 15:16


Laws of Property Damage

463The court must judge the damages incurred by a goring oxEx. 21:28
464The court must judge the damages incurred by an animal eatingEx. 22:4
465The court must judge the damages incurred by a pitEx. 21:33
466The court must judge the damages incurred by fireEx. 22:5

Laws of Theft

467Not to steal money stealthilyLev. 19:11
468The court must implement punitive measures against the thiefEx. 21:37
469Each individual must ensure that his scales and weights are accurateLev. 19:36
470Not to commit injustice with scales and weightsLev. 19:35
471Not to possess inaccurate scales and weights even if they are not for useDeut. 25:13
472Not to move a boundary marker to steal someone's propertyDeut. 19:14
473Not to kidnapEx. 20:13

Laws of Robbery and Lost Objects

474Not to rob openlyLev. 19:13
475Not to withhold wages or fail to repay a debtLev. 19:13
476Not to covet and scheme to acquire another's possessionEx. 20:14
477Not to desire another's possessionDeut. 5:18
478Return the robbed object or its valueLev. 5:23
479Not to ignore a lost objectDeut. 22:3
480Return the lost objectDeut. 22:1
481The court must implement laws against the one who assaults another or damages another's propertyEx. 21:18

Laws of Murder and Preservation of Life

482Not to murderEx. 20:13
483Not to accept monetary restitution to atone for the murdererNum. 35:31
484The court must send the accidental murderer to a city of refugeNum. 35:25
485Not to accept monetary restitution instead of being sent to a city of refugeNum. 35:32
486Not to kill the murderer before he stands trialNum. 35:12
487Save someone being pursued even by taking the life of the pursuerDeut. 25112
488Not to pity the pursuerNum. 35:12
489Not to stand idly by if someone's life is in dangerLev. 19:16
490Designate cities of refuge and prepare routes of accessDeut. 19:3
491Break the neck of a calf by the river valley following an unsolved murderDeut. 21:4
492Not to work nor plant that river valleyDeut. 21:4
493Not to allow pitfalls and obstacles to remain on your propertyDeut. 22:8
494Make a guard rail around flat roofsDeut. 22:8
495Not to put a stumbling block before a blind man (nor give harmful advice)Lev. 19:14
496Help another remove the load from a beast which can no longer carry itEx. 23:5
497Help others load their beastDeut. 22:4
498Not to leave others distraught with their burdens (but to help either load or unload)Deut. 22:4


Laws of Sales

499Buy and sell according to Torah lawLev. 25:14
500Not to overcharge or underpay for an articleLev. 25:14
501Not to insult or harm anybody with wordsLev. 25:17
502Not to cheat a sincere convert monetarilyEx. 22:20
503Not to insult or harm a sincere convert with wordsEx. 22:20

Laws of Acquisitions and Gifts (Rabbinical)

Laws of Neighbors (Rabbinical)

Laws of Agents and Partners (Rabbinical)

Laws of Slaves

504Purchase a Hebrew slave in accordance with the prescribed lawsEx. 21:2
505Not to sell him as a slave is soldLev. 25:42
506Not to work him oppressivelyLev. 25:43
507Not to allow a non-Israelite to work him oppressivelyLev. 25:53
508Not to have him do menial slave laborLev. 25;39
509Give him gifts when he goes freeDeut. 15:14
510Not to send him away empty-handedDeut. 15:13
511Redeem Israelite maidservantsEx. 21:8
512Betroth the Israelite maidservantEx. 21:8
513The master must not sell his maidservantEx. 21:8
514Canaanite slaves must work forever unless injured in one of their limbsLev. 25:46
515Not to extradite a slave who fled to IsraelDeut. 23:16
516Not to wrong a slave who has come to Israel for refugeDeut. 23:16


Laws of Hiring

517The courts must carry out the laws of a hired worker and hired guardEx. 22:9
518Pay wages on the day they were earnedDeut. 24:15
519Not to delay payment of wages past the agreed timeLev. 19:13
520The hired worker may eat from the unharvested crops where he worksDeut. 23:25
521The worker must not eat while on hired timeDeut. 23:26
522The worker must not take more than he can eatDeut. 23:25
523Not to muzzle an ox while plowingDeut. 25:4

Laws of Borrowing and Depositing

524The courts must carry out the laws of a borrowerEx. 22:13
525The courts must carry out the laws of an unpaid guardEx. 22:6

Laws of Creditor and Debtor

526Lend to the poor and destituteEx. 22:24
527Not to press them for payment if you know they don't have itEx. 22:24
528Press the idolater for paymentDeut. 15:3
529The creditor must not forcibly take collateralDeut. 24:10
530Return the collateral to the debtor when neededDeut. 24:13
531Not to delay its return when neededDeut. 24:12
532Not to demand collateral from a widowDeut. 24:17
533Not to demand as collateral utensils needed for preparing foodDeut. 24:6
534Not to lend with interestLev.25:37
535Not to borrow with interestDeut. 23:20
536Not to intermediate in an interest loan, guarantee, witness, or write the promissory noteEx. 22:24
537Lend to and borrow from idolaters with interestDeut. 23:21

Laws of Plaintiff and Defendant

538The courts must carry out the laws of the plaintiff, admitter, or denierEx. 22:8

Laws of Inheritance

539Carry out the laws of the order of inheritanceNum. 27:8


Laws of Sanhedrin and Punishments

540Appoint judgesDeut. 16:18
541Not to appoint judges who are not familiar with judicial procedureDeut. 1:17
542Decide by majority in case of disagreementEx. 23:2
543The court must not execute through a majority of one; at least a majority of two is requiredEx. 23:2
544A judge who presented an acquittal plea must not present an argument for conviction in capital casesDeut. 23:2
545The courts must carry out the death penalty of stoningDeut. 22:24
546The courts must carry out the death penalty of burningLev. 20:14
547The courts must carry out the death penalty of the swordEx. 21:20
548The courts must carry out the death penalty of strangulationLev. 20:10
549The courts must hang those stoned for blasphemy or idolatryDeut. 21:22
550Bury the executed on the day they are killedDeut.21:23
551Not to delay burial overnightDeut. 21:23
552The court must not let the sorcerer liveEx. 22:17
553The court must give lashes to the wrongdoerEx. 25:2
554The court must not exceed the prescribed number of lashesDeut. 25:3
555The court must not kill anybody on circumstantial evidenceEx. 23:7
556The court must not punish anybody who was forced to do a crimeDeut. 22:26
557A judge must not pity the murderer or assaulter at the trialDeut. 19:13
558A judge must not have mercy on the poor man at the trialLev. 19:15
559A judge must not respect the great man at the trialLev. 19:15
560A judge must not decide unjustly the case of the habitual transgressorEx. 23;6
561A judge must not pervert justiceLev. 19:15
562A judge must not pervert a case involving a convert or orphanDeut. 24:17
563Judge righteouslyLev. 19:15
564The judge must not fear a violent man in judgmentDeut. 1:17
565Judges must not accept bribesEx. 23:8
566Judges must not accept testimony unless both parties are presentEx. 23:1
567Not to curse judgesEx. 22:27
568Not to curse the head of state or leader of the SanhedrinEx. 22:27
569Not to curse any upstanding JewLev. 19:14

Laws of Evidence

570Anybody who knows evidence must testify in courtLev. 5:1
571Carefully interrogate the witnessDeut. 13:15
572A witness must not serve as a judge in capital crimesDeut. 19:17
573Not to accept testimony from a lone witnessDeut. 19:15
574Transgressors must not testifyEx. 23:1
575Relatives of the litigants must not testifyDeut. 24:16
576Not to testify falselyEx. 20:13
577Punish the false witnesses as they tried to punish the defendantDeut. 19:19

Laws of Insurgents

578Act according to the ruling of the SanhedrinDeut. 17:11
579Not to deviate from the word of the SanhedrinDeut. 17:11
580Not to add to the Torah commandments or their oral explanationsDeut. 13:1
581Not to diminish from the Torah any commandments, in whole or in partDeut. 13:1
582Not to curse your father and motherEx. 21:17
583Not to strike your father and motherEx. 21:15
584Respect your father or motherEx. 20:12
585Fear your father or motherLev. 19:3
586Not to be a rebellious sonDeut. 21:18

Laws of Mourning

587Mourn for relativesLev. 10:19
588The High Priest must not defile himself for any relativeLev. 21:11
589The High Priest must not enter under the same roof as a corpseLev. 21:11
590A priest must not defile himself for anyone except relativesLev. 21:1

Laws of Kings and their Wars

591Appoint a king from IsraelDeut. 17:15
592Not to appoint a convertDeut. 17:15
593The king must not have too many wivesDeut. 17:17
594The king must not have too many horsesDeut. 17:16
595The king must not have too much silver and goldDeut. 17:17
596Destroy the seven Canaanite nationsDeut. 20:17
597Not to let any of them remain aliveDeut. 20:16
598Wipe out the descendants of AmalekDeut. 25:19
599Remember what Amalek did to the Israelite peopleDeut. 25:17
600Not to forget Amalek's atrocities and ambush on our journey from Egypt in the desertDeut. 25:19
601Not to dwell permanently in EgyptDeut. 17:16
602Offer peace terms to the inhabitants of a city while holding siege, and treat them according to the Torah if they accept the termsDeut. 20:10
603Not to offer peace to Ammon and Moab while besieging themDeut. 23:7
604Not to destroy fruit trees even during the siegeDeut. 20:19
605Prepare latrines outside the campsDeut. 23:13
606Prepare a shovel for each soldier to dig withDeut. 23:14
607Appoint a priest to speak with the soldiers during the warDeut. 20:2
608He who has taken a wife, built a new home, or planted a vineyard is given a year to rejoice with his possessionsDeut. 24:5
609Not to demand from the above any involvement, communal or militaryDeut. 24:5
610Not to panic and retreat during battleDeut. 20:3
611Keep the laws of the captive womanDeut. 21:11
612Not to sell her into slaveryDeut. 21:14
613Not to retain her for servitude after having relations with herDeut. 21:14