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You shall not take God’s name…

There are seven different names of God found in the Torah. The name thought to have the greatest sanctity is the unpronounced name, made up of the letters yud, hey, vav and hey. This name is used sparingly and never pronounced as written....

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Oliver Joseph
You shall have no other gods…

I used to think the second commandment ‘Make no image or likeness; don’t bow down to or worship them,’ was about praying to sticks and stones, sculptures and paintings. I relegated its relevance to the realms of ancient history. I n...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
I am Adonai

In many ways the first commandment is not a command at all. Rather it is a proclamation of who God is and the kind of relationship we have with the divine. God is Adonai, a personal god, in special connection with us as a people. Moreover...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Roni Tabick