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aspects are indivisible. A man who diligently puts on Tefilin every day and cheats his customers is
violating the very spirit of the Torah.
The responsibility of man to his fellow man is the basis of all civilized human behaviour; it is
the gift of the Jewish people to the people of the world and has been accepted by all modern western
civilized societies, as the ideal. The famous Sage, Hillel put it this way "what is hateful to you, do not
do unto your neighbour". (Shabb 31a) Unfortunately, although accepted by all as the Golden Rule this is
often more honoured in the breach.
It is a paradox that it is only when one has accepted the "yoke of the Torah", and has
accepted living within its bounds that one feels really free and able to practice that which God
demands of us. No longer do we have to worry about what is right, or what is the correct action to
take. It is up to us to learn the commandments given at Mount Sinai and how to observe them. What 28 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
the Freedom of the Exodus means to the Jewish people is that they were freed from the yoke of forced...
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