A Spiritual Life? A Physical Life? …or Both?
Most people view religion as a strictly spiritual experience, which has no connection to our everyday life.
This is not the case with Judaism. All aspects of a person, including the spiritual (keeping Shabbos and the holidays, putting up a mezuzah), and the physical, (not damaging another’s property, honest business dealings) are all “religious” deeds. Indeed, Judaism is not exclusive to the synagogue, rather, it extends to one’s personal life – at home, at work, in the courtroom, or even in the baseball field! Everywhere – 24/7!
Perhaps this is why the very first Mitzvos that are written after the Ten Commandments were specifically the Mishpatim, the common, everyday laws “between man and man.”