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Broken Tablets : Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves - Rachel Mikva

Broken Tablets

Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves

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Let the Ten Commandments command your imagination and enrich your life.

When the Holy One gave the Torah, no bird chirped, no fowl flew, no ox lowed, not one angel stirred its wing or sang its song. The sea did not roar, creatures did not speak-the whole world was hushed into breathless silence; it was then that the voice went forth: "I am the Lord your God."
-Exodus Rabba 29:9

Even people who claim not to be "religious" will generally maintain that they do observe the Ten Commandments. Why is it that these ten statements, thousands of years old, continue to have such a special hold on us?

Here, twelve outstanding spiritual leaders from across the spectrum of Jewish thought bring us to the life and soul of the Ten Commandments' unusual power. In voices that are personal and diverse, they help us take a closer look at the ten utterances that not only touch every aspect of our lives, but also present each of us with a profound challenge.

Contributors:

Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz Leonard Fein Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer Rabbi Laura Geller Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman Dr. Menachem Kellner Rabbi Peter S. Knobel Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Rabbi Richard N. Levy Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf

"What really happened at that mountain in the wilderness? ... Consider the implications, for instance, if Moses simply concocted the whole thing or if those words on the tablets are literally God's words. Are these two options mutually exclusive?" --Lawrence Kushner



"By too easily claiming and naming God, by encouraging others to do the same, did I take the name of the Lord in vain?" --Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

"Real idolatry today is the worship of money, technology, addictions, absolute political systems--even of 'Judaism' and of the personal ego." --Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi (z"l)

"According to the Talmud, the first question that we will be asked in the World to Come is 'Were you honest in your world?' The question challenges us on many different levels. Were you honest in your dealings with other people, in your public life, in your private life, with your family, with your friends? And it also pushes us to ask an even harder question: Were you honest with yourself?" --Laura Geller "What really happened at that mountain in the wilderness? ... Consider the implications, for instance, if Moses simply concocted the whole thing or if those words on the tablets are literally God's words. Are these two options mutually exclusive?" Lawrence Kushner

"By too easily claiming and naming God, by encouraging others to do the same, did I take the name of the Lord in vain?" Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

Real idolatry today is the worship of money, technology, addictions, absolute political systems even of 'Judaism' and of the personal ego. Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi (z"l)

According to the Talmud, the first question that we will be asked in the World to Come is 'Were you honest in your world? The question challenges us on many different levels. Were you honest in your dealings with other people, in your public life, in your private life, with your family, with your friends? And it also pushes us to ask an even harder question: Were you honest with yourself? Laura Geller"

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Perspectives on the Ten Wordsp. xvii
The First Commandmentp. 1
First Words: I [Am the One]p. 3
The Second Commandmentp. 15
First Words: No Otherp. 17
The Third Commandmentp. 25
First Words: Thou Shalt Not Take the Namep. 27
The Fourth Commandmentp. 41
First Words: The Meaning of Shabbat: A Virtual Domain in Timep. 43
The Fifth Commandmentp. 59
First Words: I Was Young, and I Have Also Grown Olderp. 61
The Sixth Commandmentp. 73
First Words: Undoing Creationp. 75
The Seventh Commandmentp. 85
First Words: Sacred Boundariesp. 87
The Eighth Commandmentp. 97
First Words: A Bit of a Thiefp. 99
The Ninth Commandmentp. 109
First Words: Competing Valuesp. 111
The Tenth Commandmentp. 123
First Words: Desirep. 125
Ten More Wordsp. 133
Sources and Notesp. 137
About the Contributorsp. 145
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ISBN: 9781580231589
ISBN-10: 1580231586
Series: Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.28