[The mirror of the world3a or the thought experiment3a narrows the range of ‘somethings2a’ that a person can envision1a.
The Second Temple elites always acted more ritually pure relative to the subjects.
Therefore, one particular ‘something2a’ became the best option for the common folk.
What was that something2a?
Here it is:
Get along by (trying to) meet ritual demands and, most importantly, avoid being accused of violating the Law.]