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Mitzvot

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Rabbi Ari Shvat

Adar 3, 5781
Question
If Mitzvot, in a deeper meaning, means “to connect” or “to join”, shouldn’t all the mitzvots be for everyone to do? I’m not Jewish and I understand that there is the Noachide laws, but if I know there are more ways to connect to Hashem, I feel obligated to do them. What does Judaism say on this? Thanks Darryl
Answer
You are not obligated, but according to the Rambam, can do almost all of them. Utilize this option as a treat, where you can choose to connect to those mitzvot with which you "connect", without the pressure of feeling that you must do them all!
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