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The Duties of the Heart, by Rabbi Bachye, tr. by Edwin Collins, [1909], at

The Duties of the Heart are more Important than any others

The obligation to fulfil the duties of the heart and mind is greater than any other, for, whether they

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refer to the commands of Reason, or to those of Scripture or of Tradition, they are the foundations of all the precepts; and if there chance to be even the slightest failure in the ethics of the soul, there can be no proper fulfilment of any external ethical duty.

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