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Author:  anon
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Date:  12/1/2004 5:25:00 PM
Subject:  Moshaich and Halacha
Message:  1) how can you say that we shouldn't sit and wait for moshaich? Isn't that one of the three questions we are asked when we go upstairs?
2) Following halacha is certainly important, but the rambam and most other rishonim seem to hold that the mitzvos should really direct a Jew toward becoming a whole person- "shlaimus ha'adam." It seems that one can also follow all the halachos and still be missing the point (you can find many such people at your local orthodox synagougue). Who is better off?
Reply:  1) Look at the Talmud where I quoted...

2) If a person follows the laws as they are written, they will automatically become "Complete." You don't need special thoughts and the like.
You are referring to people who are keeping some of the laws, but not others. Like they shake a Lulav, but they're obnoxious to their neighbor. Well, they are not following the laws.

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