What Would YOU Make the 614th Commandment?
When we created 614 nearly seven years ago, we had an idea in mind: There are 613 mitzvot in the Torah, or commandments for how Jews should live; the idea behind “614” is that there is always room for exploration, and we wanted this magazine to encourage Jewish women to continually consider new ways to live our lives. It’s not that we believe the Torah got it wrong (or that we need more commandments), but rather that we should maintain an open discussion of how we make choices. For this issue, we asked five contributors to tell us what they think would be a good 614th commandment for Jewish women. We hope you, too, will explore the question and even share your answers with us.
Michelle Cove, Editor