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Outline the Principal Ethical Teachings of the Commandments of the Torah[]

The Ten Commandments

  1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee some graven image
  3. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord in vain
  4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy
  5. Honour thy father and thy mother
  6. Thou shalt not kill
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery
  8. Thou shalt not steal
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house nor wife

What are the Ten Commandments?[]

  • The ten commandments are those that describe people’s relationships with God
  • Include relationship with God, how humans should behave towards one another and the link between these two
  • Ten commandments are the main ten out of the 613 commandments

Commandments in General

  • 613 commandments all together
  • Rules for every aspect of life
  • Shows Judaism is not just a weekend faith
  • Dictates how people should cook and take care of themselves and others
  • Are of great importance to Jewish people

Describe the Importance of These Ethical Teachings in the Life of Adherents[]