For the observant Jew, Halacha is the very lifeblood of existence. Torah Judaism is not a faith governed by personal convic- tion and attitude to practice and observe whatever one desires and to discard the dif- ficult and inconvenient; it is a religion governed by laws.
The divine laws, the niesonth, the precepts and ordinances of our sages, and the minhagim practiced by Jewish communities under the direction of Torah luminaries, are all part and parcel of Halacha. Thus, to be an observant Jew dic- tates adherence to Halacha.
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