It is based primarily on
the list compiled by Rambam in the Mishneh Torah.
The Jewish People are
enjoined to observe the 613 Divine commencement
inscribed in the holy Torah, but with the destruction of
the Beith HaMikdash and the dispersion of the Nation,
observance of many of the mitzvaoth has become
In righteous modern Jew who wish to
fulfill his obligations to his Creator would have great
difficulty in deciding which Torah commandments pertain
today and which do not.
To facilitate contemporary mitzvah-observance, the venerable
Chafetz Chayim complied his Sefer HaMitzvah the positive
and negative commandments application in our time, along
with his own incisive commentary.
Jewish Holidays /
Names -Jewish Months