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Family-Related Mitzvos

43: Getting Married and Having Children

"Be fruitful and multiply." (Bereishis 1:28)

It is a mitzvah to get married in order to have children and raise a family. One should strive to have many children, since each additional child is like building a world. Both men and women should always strive to be married (Rambam, Hilchos Ishus 15a:16).

A person should pray for help in finding the right shidduch. Parents should also pray for their children (Berachos 8a).

"It is not good for a person to be alone." (Bereishis 2:18)

The third mitzvah that a person will be asked upon entry into the World to Come is "Have you been involved in the mitzvah to procreate?" (Shabbos 31a).


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 

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