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The Commandments & Their Rationale, 2nd edition
By Abraham Chill
This volume is a revised edition of a pioneering work dealing with the traditional
rationale behind the 613 Commandments (Mitzvot) in the Torah (Five Books of Moses).
The author is a graduation of Yeshiva University and the City College of New York.
He draws upon the considerable literature to present the interpretation of the
great rabbinical thinkers throughout the ages on each Commandment. The provides
an easy reference for students interested in a systematic study of the Mitzvot.
According to tradition, the observance of these 613 Commandments constitute the
basis of the Jewish way of life.