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- To know that G-d exists (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6).
- Not to entertain the idea that there is any god but the Eternal (Ex. 20:3).
- Not to blaspheme (Ex. 22:27; Christian 22:28), the penalty for which is death (Lev. 24:16).
- To hallow G-d's name (Lev. 22:32).
- Not to profane G-d's name (Lev. 22:32).
- To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity (Deut. 6:4).
- To love G-d (Deut. 6:5).
- To fear Him reverently (Deut. 6:13; 10:20).
- Not to put the word of G-d to the test (Deut. 6:16).
- To imitate His good and upright ways (Deut. 28:9).
- To honor the old and the wise (Lev. 19:32).
- To learn Torah and to teach it (Deut. 6:7).
- To cleave to those who know Him (Deut. 10:20).
to add to the commandments of the Torah (Deut. 13:1).
- Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah (Deut. 13:1).
- That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut. 31:19).
Signs and Symbols
- To circumcise the male offspring (Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3).
- To put tzitzit on the corners of clothing (Num. 15:38).
- To bind tefillin on the head (Deut. 6:8).
- To bind tefillin on the arm (Deut. 6:8).
- To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house (Deut. 6:9).
Prayer and Blessings
- To pray to G-d (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13).
- To read the Shema in the morning and at night (Deut. 6:7).
- To recite grace after meals (Deut. 8:10).
- Not to lay down a stone for worship (Lev. 26:1).
Love and Brotherhood
- To love all human beings who are of the covenant (Lev. 19:18).
- Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16).
- Not to wrong any one in speech (Lev. 25:17).
- Not to carry tales (Lev. 19:16).
- Not to cherish hatred in one's heart (Lev. 19:17).
- Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18).
- Not to bear a grudge (Lev. 19:18).
- Not to put any Jew to shame (Lev. 19:17).
to curse the deaf (Lev. 19:14).
to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road (Lev.
- To rebuke the sinner (Lev. 19:17).
- To relieve a neighbor of his burden and help to unload his beast (Ex. 23:5).
- To assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor's beast (Deut. 22:4).
- Not to leave a beast, that has fallen down beneath its burden, unaided (Deut. 22:4).
The Poor and Unfortunate
- Not to afflict an orphan or a widow (Ex. 22:22; Hebrew 22:21).
- Not to reap the entire field (Lev. 19:9; Lev. 23:22).
- To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor (Lev. 19:9).
- Not to gather gleanings (the ears that have fallen to the ground while reaping) (Lev. 19:9).
- To leave the gleanings for the poor (Lev. 19:9).
- Not to gather ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard (Lev. 19:10).
- To leave ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 24:21).
- Not to gather the peret (grapes) that have fallen to the ground (Lev. 19:10).
- To leave peret (the single grapes) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10).
- Not to return to take a forgotten sheaf (Deut. 24:19) This applies to all fruit trees (Deut. 24:20).
- To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor (Deut. 24:19-20).
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