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רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אוֹמֵר, שְׁלשָׁה כְתָרִים הֵם,
כֶּתֶר תּוֹרָה וְכֶתֶר כְּהֻנָּה וְכֶתֶר מַלְכוּת,
:וְכֶתֶר שֵׁם טוֹב עוֹלֶה עַל גַּבֵּיהֶן

Rabbi Shimon said: There are three crowns:
the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood, and the crown of royalty, but the crown of a good name supersedes them all. (Avos 4,13)

The commentators (see Bartenura or Mahzor Vitri) explain the importance of achieving the "crown of a good name" by good deeds and respectful conducts, however, I couldn't spot it anywhere in the later Halachah (Rambam or Shu"A, etc).

Is it so and if yes, why the most important "crown of a good name" (כתר שם טוב) didn't make its way to the Jewish Halachah?

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    I don’t understand your question. What do you expect halachic codes to discuss that they don’t? – DonielF Jun 2 at 2:14
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There is a whole section of the Rambam that deals extensively with proper conduct.

https://www.sefaria.org/Mishneh_Torah%2C_Human_Dispositions.1?lang=bi

  • This is true, however I didn't see Rambam mentioning there Keter Shem Tov (did I miss it?). That's how he classifies the Mitzvos. Unless you find KS"T mentioned, I think your answer is more like a comment. – Al Berko Jun 2 at 16:23

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