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Rabbi Hama son of Rabbi Hanina further said: What does the following text mean: “You shall walk after the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 13:5)?” The meaning is to walk after the attributes of the Holy One, blessed be God. As God clothes the naked… so do you also clothe the naked. The Holy One, blessed be God, visited the sick… so do you also visit the sick. The Holy One, blessed be God, comforted mourners… so do you also comfort mourners. The Holy one, blessed be God, buried the dead… so do you also bury the dead.  Babylonian Talmud Sotah 14a

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