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'If Jews do not follow the Halacha then they cannot be regarded as good Jews. Discuss.
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a) 'If Jews do not follow the Halacha then they cannot be regarded as good Jews.' Discuss.
Halacha translates in Hebrew as "to go / path", or in other words, how Jews should go about their daily lives. The Halacha is a book of the most important laws that Jews must follow in everyday life from the Talmud. It also includes important practises preached by scholars and so the book itself is constantly being updated as more laws are brought into place or deemed important.
Jews can be regarded as 'good' without following Halacha. Jewish people live their lives following mitzvot, which the Halacha only assists, not governs. Through the obeying of these mitzvot, they can form a strong bond with God, and build up a good relationship with Him. In order for Jews to be seen as good by not only themselves, but by God and by others, they must follow the mitzvot more strictly than the halachot, which are only provided as a guide about how to go about following each mitzvah.
Mitzvot are the road signs to life. All road signs fall under a certain category which all help the
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