King David’s moment of panic
There is a certain drawback in the fact that Jews are surrounded by the commandments, as they distance a person from his body and cause him to forget the sole commandment that cannot be removed upon entry into the bathhouse.
“The Children of Israel are beloved by God, who has surrounded them with mitzvot [commandments]: the tefillin [phylactery] that one places on one’s head, the tefillin that one places on one’s arm, the mezuzah that one places beside one’s front door and the tzitzit [fringes] on the four corners of one’s garment. Concerning these commandments, [King] David said, ‘Seven times a day do I praise thee,...
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