A Human’s Obligations Toward G-d

In preparation for Gimmel Tammuz, we present you each day with a unique short quote from the Rebbe. Prepared by Rabbi Pesach Schmerling, shliach in Far Rockaway, NY.


The Ten Commandments, the root of the entire Torah, begin with, “I am Hashem, your G-d” and, “You shall not have any other gods,” and they conclude with “Do not covet anything belonging to your fellow.” Just as the Torah instructs man in his obligations towards G-d, so too does Torah instruct man in his various obligations towards fellow man. And just like all acknowledge that one has obligations towards other human beings, so too any clear minded person realizes, even after minimal contemplation, that one must acknowledge the obligations from man towards G-d.

‘עשרת הדברות, שרש כללות כל התורה, מתחילים באנכי ה
אלקיך גו’ לא יהי’ לך אלקים אחרים גו’ ומסיימים בלא תחמוד
כל אשר לרעך. זאת אומרת: כמו שחייבה התורה את האדם
במצות שבין אדם למקום, כך מחייבתו בכמה ענינים שבין אדם לחברו. וכשם שהכל מודים שיש חובות האדם לחברו, כך כל בר
שכל ישר, אחרי התבוננות קלה אפילו, מוכרח להודות בחובות
.האדם לבוראו

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