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How can someone be a 'good Jew'?


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Rabbi Schochet: I hope you are having a GREAT day today:) . . How can I make it even better?

Jaquie: how can someone be a good Jew?

Jaquie: is this live?

Rabbi Schochet: it is.

Rabbi Schochet: I would like to ask you first, what makes a good car?

Jaquie: if it is safe. if it can contain many people

Jaquie: and so on

Rabbi Schochet: in other words if it serves its purpose, for what it was created.

Jaquie: why?

Rabbi Schochet: the same with a Jew, a good Jew is someone who strives to live the way a Jew is meant to live.

Rabbi Schochet: he does his best to carry out the tasks he is to do...

Jaquie: what are some examples of these tasks?

Rabbi Schochet: mitzvahs, as they are described in the Torah and the Code of Jewish Law....

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