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parents, to ourselves, to our siblings, to our wives and children, to our people, and to society at large
Prisons are full of people who thought that they could completely please themselves, as are
the ruins of countless marriages. One of the commandments that all peoples are obliged to perform is
to have a set of rules for the ordering of society. Without rules, there would be complete anarchy.
Jews have a further responsibility and that is to observe the Mitzvoth which we received when we
came out of Egypt and to pass them on to our children including the seeming restrictions of the Torah.
Many people feel that the laws and commandments of the Torah are restricting, and indeed,
they were the first things jettisoned when Christianity broke away from Judaism and represents one of
the many differences, that mark the vast gulf between Judaism and Christianity. The Torah gives us in
the 613 commandments a set of rules, which frees us from the very sometimes difficult decisions of
day to day living....
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