The reward for carrying out a mitzvah – a sacred, eternal directive that comes straight from G-d – cannot be delivered adequately in this world. Nothing we receive in this world can ever truly recompense us for doing good deeds – and that is why the reward for a mitzvah in this world is the opportunity to do another. Through the mitzvot, the Torah privileges us with countless opportunities to elevate and sanctify our everyday lives in this world. And to build something eternal, and eternally pleasurable, in the next.

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