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Encyclopedia Judaica:

Jewish Concepts: Table of Contents | Blasphemy | Samael

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AVERAH (Heb. עֲבֵרָה; "transgression"), term used in rabbinic literature to designate a transgression of the halakhah. It is also used as the opposite of mitzva.

Source: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2008 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.

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