Jewish Values: What Are the Ten Commandments?

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New York
Series: 
What Was?
Publication Year: 
2017
Number of Pages: 
112 p.
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This could have been a simple elucidation of the Ten Commandments with background information about when and where they were given to Moses along with a detailed descriptions and a bit of added commentary. However, it is a much, much more comprehensive approach to the topic than the title implies. It is easy to understand, comprehensive (to a fault), and has many excellent features: black and white illustrations, photographs, timelines, and a bibliography. The part that explains the Ten Commandments as a system of rules governing behavior is useful in many contexts. There are likely tie-ins with Shavuot, Simchat Torah and numerous other Jewish calendar events.
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ISBN: 
9780515157239
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No