Do not add to them And don't take away from them Adonai's commands לא תסף עלי וולא תגרע ממנו מצות אדוני Deuteronomy 13:1 - Be careful to observe only that which I enjoin upon you: neither add to it nor take away from it. For Reform (and other theologically liberal) Jews, this verse could be problematic. We do "take away" by putting less importance on - and sometimes finding reasons to reject - commandments that seem of a time past such as those about homosexuality or the treatment of women. And we do "add to it" by finding new ways to worship such as Jewish meditation or the use of creative liturgy. But if we take the verse in context - of the words around it and of the time it was given - we can find meaning.