The Ten Commandments written on parchment in Amsterdam in 1768 by the Sephardi scribe Jekuthiel Sofer.

The Ten Commandments is the governing body of law in the Jewish philosophy apart from Halacha, it governs what a Jew should act like. They were handed from G-d, to Moses, to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. They are;

  1. I am the Lord your G-d who has taken you out of the land of Egypt.
  2. You shall have no other gods but me.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your G-d in vain.
  4. You shall remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
  5. Honor your mother and father.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness.
  10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.

The Ten Commandments that G-d gave to Moses were kept in the Ark of the Covenant until it vanished after the Babylonians attacked Israel.

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