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The Eleventh Commandment

The ten commandments are just the beginning of the law in Exodus 20. There are many more laws to come--in fact, exactly 613 laws by the counting of Orthodox Jews. How many laws are in the ten commandments themselves? It seems obvious that there are ten in the ten commandments! Yet, I was interested to find that in the way the Orthodox Jewish community counts the commandments in Exodus 20, there is another commandment that comes just before the ten…
Gordon Wiersma
April 16, 2003