What is the earliest reference to the Torah having 613 mitzvot? This is a matter of dispute here in South Africa, where a radio talk show host made some inaccurate statements about Judaism by saying that the 613 laws were only formulated thousands of years after the Torah was written. Answering your question requires a little understanding of Jewish history.
Although the Written Torah does not state the exact number of the mitzvot, there is a clear tradition in the Oral Torah that the total is 613.This became known as the Written Torah, because it was written down and sealed before their entry into the Land of Israel.(It is also commonly called the Five Books of Moses.) Although the Written Torah contains the 613 mitzvot, it does not spell out exactly what they are.On Tuesday Brielle and her boyfriend Michael Kopech had gushed about each other on social media as they celebrated one year of dating.Kevin Jones/Facebook Since Yahoo Parenting launched on Oct.