Ten or 613: The Commandments

By Marcie Lenk

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, May 2012

Jewish tradition retains a dialectical relationship with the Decalogue. Though removed from the liturgy, the Ten Commandments are found in our prayer books and depicted in the art of our synagogues. The symbolic power of the covenant at Sinai and the particular teachings of the Decalogue have retained a hold on the Jewish psyche and tradition â€" even while the obligation to all of the mitzvot remains.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/No.690

Page Number(s): 16-17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lenk, Marcie. Ten or 613: The Commandments. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. May 2012: 16-17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14129


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