MEANING: noun:
1. A good deed.
2. A duty, obligation, or commandment.

ETYMOLOGY: From Hebrew mitzvah (commandment), from tziwwah (to command). Earliest documented use: 1723. Plural: mitzvahs or mitzvoth.

MIT ZE V.A.H. - ...along with the Veterans' Administration Hospital

MIT, ZVI? AH! - Zvi just got into his first-choice college

M.I.? TZVI? AH... - No, Tzvi just had a heart attack