Mitzvot - The 613 Commandments
Mitzvot - by Adam Rhine
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

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“So that you may remember and perform all my commandments and be holy to your G-d. I am Hashem your G-d, Who has removed you from the land of Egypt to be your G-d. I, the Lord, am your G-d.” Portion of the “Shema,” Traditional Prayer

The “Mitzvot” are the 613 Commandments given to the Jewish people by G-d at Mt. Sinai during the Divine Revelation by the entire nation of Israel, to obey in order to become closer to Him, and conduct our lives in holiness and clarity within His world.

We all have individual choice, and during our lives can obey these Mitzvot or not. As Jews within the Covanent, we must face the consequences of our actions, both in this life and in Olam Haba (The World to Come). These choices are represented by the directional arrows in this painting.