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Unformatted text preview: ments against murder, stealing, the necessity of setting up courts of law, laws relating to
business, laws regulating ones relations with others and so on which are essential for living in an
ordered civilized society.
The second group, are called “Aydot” which means witness, and which is the first on the
wise son’s list. These commandments are specifically for the Jewish people and are witness to the
special relationship of the Jewish People with God. They include among many others, the
commandment to say the Kriyath Shema twice a day, to make a Succah and to live in it for the period
of the Festival of Succoth. To take the Lulav and Etrog on Succoth, to keep the Sabbath, to eat Matzah
on Passover, to make the Seder and all the other rules and regulations of the Passover, to remember
Egypt and the Exodus, to hear the Shofar blown on Rosh Hashana. To keep the Festivals, the wearing
of Tefillin and Tzitzith and all those commandments that identify us as Jews, and which connect us to
our history. They are given to us so that we act as witnesses to the fact that God is our God and that
He is the Creator and the One who too...
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- The Bible