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The Ten [Masorti] Commandments

To coincide with the festival of Shavuot, the Masorti rabbinic team have put together this fantastic booklet, outlining their unique take on the Ten Commandments. Highlights include: Is there a difference between killing and murder? Can w...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Masorti Judaism
You shall not covet…

The two versions of the Ten Commandments, the first in the Parashat Yitro, the second in Va’etchanan, (the book of Deuteronomy being a Mishneh Torah or reiteration) show a slight difference in order and language, although the message re...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett
You shall not bear false witness

The ninth utterance prohibits false witness testimony. This is not a general prohibition on lying, but is connected to the necessity for a correctly functioning legal system within which honest witness testimony is a crucial component. Th...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Joel Levy