I’m looking for an article that will examine the traditional orthodox jewish (torah) perspectives on why we do mitzvoth (commandments). As a title I’ve chosen to focus on the Halacha (law) that prescribes the order in which we are to put on our shoes in the morning as an example of a commandment that is hard to imagine God caring about. Does God truly care? Why would our actions, even our mundane actions, make a difference to him?
There are various approaches to dealing with this question, from hassidic/mystical sources to rational/philosophical, and I’d like to survey a few of them. I’m looking for something that is both super-intelligent yet also humorous and entertaining at the same time.
If you find someone who can do a great job at this I will have a whole bunch of articles for them to write 😉