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The Tzitzith which we tie on the corners of the large Tallith which men wear during prayers
and the small tallith which is worn under our shirts during the daytime are, together with the Tefilin, a
constant reminder to us of our obligation to obey the commandments. "SO THAT YOU DO NOT
FOLLOW YOUR OWN INCLINATIONS AND YOUR EYES, to decide for yourselves which
Mitzvoth one needs to obey and which to ignore, WHICH MAY LEAD YOU INTO
FORBIDDEN TEMPTATIONS. It is all too easy to rationalize and convince ourselves that our
own actions are the correct ones SO THAT YOU SHALL REMEMBER, AND PERFORM, ALL MY COMMANDMENTS, AND BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD. I AM THE LORD
YOUR GOD WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT TO BE YOUR
LORD; do not think you did it by yourself. I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD". The fact of the
Exodus from Egypt is so important to Jews that we are commanded to repeat it with the "Shema"
twice a day. Indeed many of the commandments are a remembrance of that uniquely important event
in the history of the Jewish P...
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- Spring '14
- The Bible