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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: ” From the day of birth to the last breath”

The system of the mitzvot constitutes the design for a coherent harmony, its separate components being like the instruments of an orchestra.

So vast is the harmony to be created by this orchestra that it includes the whole world and promises the perfecting of the world.

Seeing the mitzvot in this light, one may understand on the one hand, the need for so great a number of details and, on the other, the denial of any exclusive emphasis on anyone detail or aspect of life.

The mitzvot as a system include all of life, from the time one opens one’s eyes in the morning until one goes to sleep, from the day of birth to the last breath.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz