Hashem (God) exhorts the People of Israel to be a holy nation. The Torah (Bible) outlines how to achieve holiness through the observance of Biblical law. Most of the laws pertain to man's interaction with his fellow, but several are also ritualistic. Examples of the former include required portions to charity, honest business dealings and treating our neighbors as we wish to be treated. Examples of the latter include keeping the Sabbath, being meticulous in the laws of sacrifices and not worshiping idols.