A List of Torah's 613 Commands

Typed By David Wolfe: Baruch HaShem Fellowship P.O. Box 14743, Madison, WI 53714-0743

Much of the spelling follows british spelling.

The Positive Commandments:

1. Believing in God

2. Unity of God

3. Love of God

4. Fear of God

5. Worshipping God

6. Cleaving to God

7. Taking an oath by God's name

8. Walking in God's ways

9. Sanctifying God's name

10. Reading the Shema

11. Studying the Torah

12. The Phylactery of the head

13. The Phylactery of the arm

14. The Fringes

15. The Mezuzah

16. The Assembly during the Feast of Tabernacles

17. A king to write a Scroll of the Law

18. Acquiring a Scroll of Law

19. Grace after meals

20. Building the Sanctuary

21. Revering the Sanctuary

22. Guarding the Sanctuary

23. Levitical services in the Sanctuary

24. Ablutions of the Priests

25. Priests kindling the lamps

26. Priests blessing Israel

27. The Showbread

28. Burning the Incense

29. The perpetual fire on the Altar

30. Removing the ashes from the Altar

31. Removing the unclean

32. Honoring the Priests

33. The Priestly Garments

34. The Priests bearing the Ark

35. The Oil of Anointment

36. Priests ministering the courses

37. Priests defiling themselves for deceased relatives

38. The High Priest marrying only a virgin

39. The daily Burnt-offering

40. The High Priest's daily Meal-offering

41. The Sabbath Additional Offering

42. The New Moon Additional Offering

43. The Passover Addition Offering

44. The Meal-Offering of the new barley

45. The Shevuoth Addition Offering

46. The bringing of the two loaves on Shevuoth

47. The New Year Additional Offering

48. The tenth day of Tishri Additional Offering

49. The Service of the Day of Atonement

50. The Feast of Tabernacles Additional Offering

51. The Shemini Atzereth Additional Offering

52. The three annual pilgrimages

53. Appearing before the Lord during the Festivals

54. Rejoicing on the Festivals

55. Slaughtering the Passover-offering

56. Eating the Passover-offering

57. Slaughtering the second Passover-offering

58. Eating the second Passover-offering

59. Blowing the trumpets in the Sanctuary

60. Offering cattle of a minimum age

61. Offering only unblemished sacrifices

62. Salt being brought with every offering

63. The Burnt-offering

64. The Sin-offering

65. The Guilt-offering

66. The Peace-offering

67. The Meal-offering

68. Offering of a Court that has erred

69. The Fixed Sin-offering

70. The Suspensive Guilt-offering

71. The Unconditional Guilt-offering

72. The Offering of Higher or Lower Value

73. Making confession

74. Offering brought by a zav

75. Offering brought by a zavah

76. The offering after childbirth

77. Offering brought by a leper

78. The Tithe of cattle

79. Sanctifying the first-born

80. Redeeming the first-born

81. Redeeming the firstling of an ass

82. Breaking the neck of the firstling of an ass

83. Bring due offering on the first festivals

84. All offering to be brought to the Sanctuary

85. All offering due from outside the Land of Israel to be brought to the Sanctuary

86. Redeeming blemished offerings

87. Holiness of substituted offering

88. The Priests eating the residue of the Meal-offerings

89. The Priests eating the meat of Consecrated Offerings

90. Consecrated Offerings that have become unclean to be burnt

91. The remnant of Consecrated Offerings to be burnt

92. The Nazirite to let his hair grow

93. Nazirite obligations on completion of vow

94. All oral commitments to be fulfilled

95. Revocation of vows

96. Defilement through the carcasses of animals

97. Defilement through the carcasses of certain creeping creatures

98. Defilement of food and drink

99. The menstruant

100. After childbirth

101. The leper

102. Garments contaminated by leprosy

103. A leprous house

104. The Zav

105. Semen

106. The Zavah

107. Uncleanness of a corpse

108. Law of the water of sprinkling

109. Immersing in a ritual bath

110. Cleansing from leprosy

111. A leper to shave his head

112. The leper to be made distinguishable

113. The ashes of the red heifer

114. Valuation of a person

115. Valuation of beasts

116. Valuation of houses

117. Valuation of fields

118. Restitution for sacrilege

119. The fruits of fourth-year plantings

120. Peah for the poor

121. Gleaning for the poor

122. The forgotten sheaf for the poor

123. Defective grape-clusters for the poor

124. Grape-gleanings for the poor

125. First-fruits to be brought to the Sanctuary

126. The great heave-offering

127. The first tithe128. The second tithe

129. The Levites' tithe for the Priests

130. The poor man's tithe

131. The avowal of the Tithe

132. Recital on bringing the first-fruits

133. The dough-offering

134. Renouncing as ownerless produce of the Sabbatical year

135. Resting the land during the Sabbatical year

136. Sanctifying the Jubilee year

137. Blowing the Shofar on the tenth day of Tishri in the Jubilee year

138. Reversion of land in the Jubilee year

139. Redemption of property in a walled city

140. Counting the years to the Jubilee

141. Canceling claims in the Sabbatical year

142. Exacting debts from Idolaters

143. The Priest's due in the slaughter of every clean animal

144. The first of the fleece to be given to the Priest

145. Devoted things146. Shechitah

147. Covering the blood of slain birds and animals

148. Releasing a dam when taking its nest

149. Searching for prescribed tokens in cattle and animals

150. Searching for the prescribed token in birds

151. Searching for the prescribed tokens in grasshoppers

152. Searching for the prescribed tokens in fishes

153. Determining the New Moon

154. Resting on the Sabbath

155. Proclaiming the sanctity of the Sabbath

156. Removal of Leaven

157. Recounting the departure from Egypt

158. Unleavened bread to be eaten on the eve of the fifteenth day of Nisan

159. Resting on the first day of Pesach

160. Resting on the seventh day of Pesach

161. Counting the Omer

162. Resting on Shevuoth

163. Resting on Rosh Hashanah

164. Fasting on Yom Kippur

165. Resting on Yom Kippur

166. Resting on the first day of Sukkoth

167. Resting on Shemini Atzereth

168. Dwelling in a booth during Sukkoth

169. Taking a lulab on Sukkoth

170. Hearing the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

171. Giving half a shekel annually

172. Heeding the Prophets

173. Appointing a king

174. Obeying the Great Court

175. Abiding by a majority decision

176. Appointing Judges and Officers of the Court

177. Treating litigants equally before the law

178. Testifying in Court

179. Inquiring into the testimony of witnesses

180. Condemning witnesses who testify falsely

181. Eglah Arufah

182. Establishing six Cities of Refuge

183. Assigning cities to the Levites

184. Removing sources of danger from our habitations

185. Destroying all idol-worship

186. The Law of the Apostate City

187. The Law of the Seven Nations

188. The extinction of Amalek

189. Remembering the nefarious deeds of Amalek

190. The Law of non-obligatory war

191. Appointing a Priest for war

192. Preparing a place beyond the camp

193. Including a paddle among war implements

194. A robber to restore the stolen article

195. Charity

196. Lavishing gifts on a Hebrew bondman on his freedom

197. Lending money to the poor

198. Interest

199. Restoring a pledge to a needy owner

200. Paying wages on time

201. An employee to be allowed to eat the produce among which he is working202. Unloading a tired animal

203. Assisting the owner in lifting up his burden

204. Returning lost property to its owner

205. Rebuking the sinner

206. Loving our neighbor

207. Loving the stranger

208. The laws of weights and measures

209. Honoring scholars and the aged

210. Honoring parents

211. Respecting parents

212. "Be fruitful and multiply"

213. The law of marriage

214. The bridegroom devoting himself to his wife for one year215. The law of circumcision216. The law of levirate marriage

217. Chalitzah

218. A violater to marry the maiden whom he has violated

219. The law of the defamer of a bride

220. The law of a seducer

221. The law of the captive woman

222. The law of divorce

223. The law of a suspected adulteress

224. Whipping transgressors of certain Commandments

225. The law of manslaughter

226. Transgressors of certain Commandments to be beheaded

227. Transgressors of certain Commandments to be strangled

228. Transgressors of certain Commandments to be put to death by burning229. Transgressors of certain Commandments to be stoned

230. The bodies of certain transgressors to be hanged after execution231. The law of burial232. The law of a Hebrew bondman

233. A Hebrew bondmaid to be married by her master or his son234. Redemption of a Hebrew bondmaid

235. The law of a Canaanite bondmaid

236. Penalty for inflicting injury

237. The law of injuries caused by an ox

238. The law of injuries caused by a pit

239. The law of theft

240. The law of damage caused by a beast

241. The law of damage by a fire

242. The law of an unpaid bailee

243. The law of a paid bailee

244. The law of a borrower

245. The law of buying and selling

246. The law of litigants

247. Saving the life of the pursued

248. The law of inheritance

The Negative Commandments:

1. Believing in or ascribing any deity but Him

2. Making images for the purpose of worship

3. Making an idol for others to worship

4. Making figures of human beings

5. Bowing down to an idol6. Worshipping idols

7. Handing over some of our offspring to the Molech

8. Practising the sorcery of the ob

9. Practising the sorcery of the yidde'oni

10. Studying idolatrous practices

11. Erecting a pillar which people will assemble to honour12. Making figured stones upon which to prostrate ourselves

13. Planting trees within the Sanctuary

14. Swearing by an idol

15. Summoning people to idolatry

16. Seeking to persuade an Israelite to worship idols

17. Loving the person who seeks to mislead him into idolatry

18. Relaxing one's aversion to the misleader

19. Saving the life of a misleader

20. Pleading for the misleader

21. Suppressing evidence which is unfavourable to the misleader22. Benefiting from ornaments which have adorned an idol

23. Rebuilding an apostate city

24. Deriving benefit from the property of an apostate city

25. Increasing our wealth from anything connected with idolatry26. Prophesying in the name of an idol27. Prophesying falsely

28. Listening to the prophecy of one who prophesies in the name of an idol29. Having pity on a false prophet

30. Adopting the habits and customs of unbelievers

31. Practising divination

32. Regulating our conduct by the stars

33. Practising the art of the soothsayer

34. Practising sorcery

35. Practising the art of the charmer

36. Consulting a necromancer who uses the ob

37. Consulting a sorcerer who uses the yido'a

38. Seeking information from the dead

39. Women wearing men's clothes or adornments

40. Men wearing women's clothes or adornments

41. Imprinting any marks upon our bodies

42. Wearing a garment of wool and linen

43. Shaving the temples of our heads

44. Shaving the beard

45. Making cuttings in our flesh

46. Settling in the land of Egypt

47. Accepting opinions contrary to those taught in the Torah

48. Making a covenant with the Seven Nations of Canaan

49. Failing to observe the law concerning the Seven Nations

50. Showing mercy to idolaters

51. Suffering idolaters to dwell in our land

52. Intermarrying with the heretics

53. Intermarrying with male Ammonites or Moabite

54. Excluding descendants of Esau

55. Excluding descendants of Egyptians

56. Offering peace to Ammon or Moab

57. Destroying fruit-trees during a siege

58. Fearing the heretics in time of war

59. Forgetting what Amalek did to us

60. Blaspheming the Great Name

61. Violating a shebuat bittui

62. Swearing a shebuat shav

63. Profaning the Name of God64. Testing His promises and warnings65. Breaking down houses of worship66. Leaving the body of a criminal hanging overnight after execution67. Interrupting the watch over the Sanctuary68. The High priest entering the Sanctuary at any but the prescribed time69. A Priest with a blemish entering any part of the Sanctuary70. A Priest with a blemish ministering in the Sanctuary71. A Priest with a temporary blemish ministering in the Sanctuary72. The Levites and Priests performing each other's allotted services73. Entering the Sanctuary or giving a decision on any law of the Torah whilst intoxicated74. A zar ministering in the Sanctuary75. An unclean Priest ministering in the Sanctuary76. A Priest who is a tevul yom ministering in the Sanctuary77. Any unclean person entering any part of the Sanctuary78. Any unclean person entering the camp of the Levites79. Building an altar of stones which have been touched by iron80. Ascending the Altar by steps81. Extinguishing the Altar Fire82. Offering any sacrifice whatever on the Golden Altar83. Making oil like the Oil of Anointment84. Anointing any one except the High Priests and Kings with the Oil of Anointment prepared by Moses85. Making incense like that used in the Sanctuary86. Removing the staves from their rings in the Ark87. Removing the Breastplate from the Ephod88. Tearing the edge of the High Priest's robe89. Offering any sacrifice outside the Sanctuary Court90. Slaughtering any of the holy offerings outside the Sanctuary-Court91. Dedicating blemished beasts to be offered upon the Altar92. Slaughtering blemished beasts for sacrifice93. Dashing the blood of blemished beasts upon the Altar94. Burning the sacrificial portions of a blemished beast upon the Altar95. Sacrificing a beast with temporary blemish96. Offering blemished sacrifices of a gentile97. Causing an offering to become blemished98. Offering leaven or honey upon the Altar99. Offering a sacrifice without salt 100. Offering on the Altar the hire of a harlot or the price of a dog101. Slaughtering the mother and her young on the same day102. Putting olive oil on the meal-offering of a sinner103. Bringing frankincense with the meal-offering of a sinner104. Mingling olive oil with the meal-offering of a suspected adulteress105. Putting frankincense on the meal-offering of a suspected adulteress106. Changing a beast that has been consecrated as an offering107. Changing one holy offering for another108. Redeeming the firstling of a clean beast109. Selling the tithe of cattle110. Selling devoted property111. Redeeming devoted land without any specific statement of purpose112. Severing the head of the bird of a sin-offering during melikah113. Doing any work with a dedicated beast114. Shearing a dedicated beast115. Slaughtering the Passover offering while leavened bread remains in our possession116. Leaving the sacrificial portions of the Passover offering overnight117. Allowing any of the meat of the Passover offering to remain until morning118. Allowing any of the meat of the Festival offering of the fourteenth of Nisan to remain until the third day119. Allowing any of the meat of the Second Passover offering to remain until morning120. Allowing any of the meat of the Thank-offering to remain until morning121. Breaking any of the bones of the Passover offering122. Breaking any of the bones of the Second Passover offering123. Removing the Passover offering from where it is eaten124. Baking the residue of a meal-offering with leaven125. Eating the Passover offering boiled or raw126. Allowing a ger toshab to eat the Passover offering127. An uncircumcised person eating the Passover offering128. Allowing an apostate Israelite to eat the Passover offering129. An unclean person eating hallowed food130. Eating meat of consecrated offerings which have become unclean131. Eating nothar132. Eating piggul133. A zar eating terumah134. A Priest's tenant or hired servant eating terumah135. An uncircumcised Priest eating terumah136. An unclean Priest eating terumah137. A chalalah eating holy food138. Eating the meal-offering of a Priest139. Eating meat of Sin-offerings whose blood has been brought within the Sanctuary140. Eating invalidated consecrated offerings141. Eating the unredeemed second tithe of corn outside Jerusalem142. Consuming the unredeemed second tithe of wine outside Jerusalem143. Consuming the unredeemed second tithe of oil outside Jerusalem144. Eating an unblemished firstling outside Jerusalem145. Eating the Sin-offering and the Guilt-offering outside the Sanctuary Court146. Eating the meat of a burnt-offering147. Eating lesser holy offerings before dashing their blood on the Altar148. A Priest eating first-fruits outside Jerusalem149. A zar eating the most holy offerings150. Eating an unredeemed unclean second tithe, even in Jerusalem151. Eating the second tithe during mourning152. Spending the redemption money of the second tithe except on food and drink153. Eating tevel154. Altering the prescribed order of harvest tithing155. Delaying payment of vows156. Appearing on a festival without a sacrifice157. Infringing any oral obligation, even if undertaken without an oath158. A Priest marrying a zonah159. A Priest marrying a chalalah160. A Priest marrying a divorced woman161. A High Priest marrying a widow162. A High Priest having intercourse with a widow163. Priests with dishevelled hair entering the Sanctuary164. Priests wearing rent garments entering the Sanctuary165. Ministering Priests leaving the Sanctuary166. A common priest defiling himself for any dead person except those prescribed in Scripture167. A High Priest being under one roof with a dead body168. A High Priest defiling himself for any dead person169. Levites acquiring a portion in the Land of Israel170. Levites sharing in the spoil on the conquest of the Land of Israel171. Tearing out our hair for the dead172. Eating any unclean animal173. Eating any unclean fish174. Eating any unclean fowl175. Eating any swarming winged insect176. Eating anything which swarms upon the earth177. Eating any creeping thing that breeds in decayed matter178. Eating living creatures that breed in seeds or fruit179. Eating any swarming thing180. Eating nevelah181. Eating terefah182. Eating a limb of a living creature183. Eating gid ha-nasheh184. Eating blood185. Eating the fat of a clean animal186. Cooking meat in milk187. Eating meat cooked in milk188. Eating the flesh of a stoned ox189. Eating bread made from the grain of the new crop190. Eating roasted grain of the new crop191. Eating fresh ears of grain192. Eating orlah193. Eating kilai ha-kerem194. Drinking yain nesech195. Eating and drinking to excess196. Eating on Yom Kippur197. Eating chametz during Pesach198. Eating anything containing chametz during Pesach199. Eating chametz after the middle of the fourteenth of Nisan200. Chametz being seen in our habitations during Pesach201. Possessing chametz during Pesach202. A Nazirite drinking wine203. A Nazirite eating fresh grapes204. A Nazirite eating dried grapes205. A Nazirite eating the kernals of grapes206. A Nazirite eating the husks of grapes207. A Nazirite rending himself unclean for the dead208. A Nazirite rending himself unclean by entering a house containing a corpse209. A Nazirite shaving210. Reaping all the harvest211. Gathering ears of corn that fell during the harvest212. Gathering the whole produce of the vineyard at vintage time213. Gathering single fallen grapes during the vintage214. Returning for a forgotten sheaf215. Sowing kilayim216. Sowing grain or vegetables in a vineyard217. Mating of animals of different species218. Working with two different kinds of animals together219. Preventing a beast from eating of the produce amidst which it is working220. Cultivating the soil in the seventh year221. Pruning trees in the seventh year222. Reaping a self-grown plant in the seventh year as in an ordinary year223. Gathering a self-grown fruit in the seventh year as in an ordinary year224. Cultivating the soil in the Jubilee year225. Reaping the aftergrowths of the Jubilee year as in an ordinary year226. Gathering fruit in the Jubilee year as in an ordinary year227. Selling our holdings in Israel in perpetuity228. Selling the open lands of the Levites229. Forsaking the Levites230. Demanding the payment of debts after the Sabbatical year231. Withholding a loan to be cancelled by the Sabbatical year232. Failing to give charity to our needy brethren233. Sending away a Hebrew bondman empty-handed234. Demanding payment from a debtor known to be unable to pay235. Lending at interest236. Borrowing at interest237. Participating in a loan at interest238. Oppressing an employee by delaying payment of his wages239. Taking a pledge from a debtor by force240. Keeping a needed pledge from its owner241. Taking a pledge from a widow242. Taking in pledge food utensils243. Abducting an Israelite244. Stealing money245. Committing robbery246. Fraudulently altering land boundaries247. Usurping our debts248. Repudiating our debts249. Swearing falsely in repudiating a debt250. Wronging one another in business251. Wronging one another by speech252. Wronging a proselyte by speech253. Wronging a proselyte in business254. Handing over a fugitive bondman255. Wronging a fugitive bondman256. Dealing harshly with fatherless children and widows257. Employing a Hebrew bondman in degrading tasks258. Selling a Hebrew bondman by public auction259. Employing a Hebrew bondman on unnecessary work260. Allowing the maltreatment of a Hebrew bondman261. Selling a Hebrew bondmaid262. Afflicting one's espoused Hebrew bondmaid263. Selling a captive woman264. Enslaving a captive woman265. Planning to acquire another's property266. Coveting another's belongings267. A hired labourer eating growing crops268. A hired labourer putting of the harvest in his own vessel269. Ignoring lost property270. Leaving a trapped person271. Cheating in measurements and weights272. Keeping false weights and measures273. A Judge committing unrighteousness274. A Judge accepting gifts from litigants275. A Judge favouring a litigant276. A Judge being deterred by fear from giving a just judgment277. A Judge deciding in favour of a poor man through pity278. A Judge perverting judgment against a person of evil repute279. A Judge pitying one who has slain a man280. A Judge perverting the justice due proselytes or orphans281. A Judge listening to one of the litigants in the absence of another282. A Court convicting in a capital case by a majority of one283. A Judge relying on the option of a fellow-judge284. Appointing an unlearned judge285. Bearing false witness286. A Judge receiving a wicked man's testimony287. A Judge receiving testimony of a single witness288. Convicting on the testimony of a single witness289. Killing a human being290. Capital punishment based on circumstantial evidence291. A witness acting as an advocate292. Killing a murderer without a trial293. Sparing the life of a pursuer294. Punishing a person for a sin committed under duress295. Accepting a ransom from one who has committed wilful murder296. Accepting a ransom from one who has committed murder unwittingly297. Neglecting to save an Israelite in danger of his life298. Leaving obstacles on public or private domain299. Giving misleading advice300. Inflicting excessive corporal punishment301. Bearing tales302. Hating one another303. Putting one to shame304. Taking vengeance on one another305. Bearing a grudge306. Taking the entire bird's nest307. Shaving the scall308. Cutting or cauterising signs of leprosy309. Ploughing a valley in which the rite of eglah arufah has been performed310. Permitting a sorcerer to love311. Taking a bridegroom away from his home312. Differing from traditional authorities313. Adding to the Written or Oral Law314. Detracting from the Written or Oral Law315. Cursing a judge316. Cursing a ruler317. Cursing an Israelite318. Cursing parents319. Smiting parents320. Working on the Sabbath321. Journeying on the Sabbath322. Punishing on the Sabbath323. Working on the first day of Pesach324. Working on the seventh day of Pesach325. Working on Atzereth326. Working on Rosh Hashanah327. Working on the first day of Sukkoth328. Working on Shemini Atzereth329. Working on Yom Kippur330. Having intercourse with one's mother331. Having intercourse with father's wife332. Having intercourse with one's sister333. Having intercourse with the daughter of one's father's wife if she be his sister334. Having intercourse with one's son's daughter335. Having intercourse with one's daughter's daughter336. Having intercourse with one's daughter337. Having intercourse with a woman and her daughter338. Having intercourse with a woman and her son's daughter339. Having intercourse with a woman and her daughter's daughter340. Having intercourse with one's father's sister341. Having intercourse with one's mother's sister342. Having intercourse with the wife of one's father's brother343. Having intercourse with one's son's wife344. Having intercourse with a brother's wife345. Having intercourse with a sister of his wife during the latter's lifetime346. Having intercourse with a menstruant347. Having intercourse with another man's wife348. Men lying with beasts349. Women lying with beasts350. A man lying carnally with a male351. A man lying carnally with his father352. A man lying carnally with his father's brother353. Intimacy with a kinswoman354. A mamzer having intercourse with a Jewess355. Having intercourse without marriage356. Re-marrying one's divorced wife after she has re-married357. Having intercourse with a woman subject to a Levirate marriage358. Divorcing a woman he has raped and been compelled to marry359. Divorcing a woman after having falsely brought an evil name upon her360. A man incapable of procreation marrying a Jewess361. Castration362. Appointing a king not born an Israelite363. A king owning many horses364. A king taking many wives365. A king amassing great personal wealth