2. Thou shalt have no other gods before me – Don’t love anything more than you love God.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain- Give respect to everything that is holy, especially the name of God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy – Keep one day every week free for rest and for worshipping God.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother – Have respect for your parents or those who care for you.
6. Thou shalt not murder – Don’t take anyone’s life.
7. Thou halt not commit adultery – Keep sexual love for the person you are married to.
8. Thou shalt not steal – Keep your hands off what belongs to other people.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour – Don’t spread lies about people.
10. Thou shalt not covet – Don’t be jealous about what other people have got.
Explain why the Ten Commandments are central to Jewish life:
The Ten Commandments were given to the Jewish people via Moses, from God at Mount Sinai, also known as Har Horeb. God carved them on a rock to symbolise how they will be there forever instead of paper which definitely wouldn’t survive long. Since this day, these commandments have been central to Jewish life. They can be found twice in the Torah. Firstly in chapter twenty of the book of Shemot (Exodus) and they are then repeated in chapter five of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy).
Although the actual rock slab was lost or more likely destroyed the Jews still follow these holy rules. To keep the rules remembered most synagogues have the 10 Commandment carved... [continues]
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