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שמיני עצרת ושמחת תורה

Eighth day of Assembly & Conclusion of the annual Torah reading cycle
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Shemini Atzeret 5784

How many mitzvot are there? I am not referring to how many we fulfill or should fulfill, as some argue that there are mitzvot related to the offerings of the Beit HaMikdash, the Great Temple in Jerusalem, which we are not obligated to fulfill after its destruction. Similarly, there are opinions suggesting that many mitzvot should be observed only while in the Land of Israel, exempting us from numerous obligations. However, there is an almost universal consensus that there are 613 mitzvot.

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