|Wisdom From Sinai: Revolutionary Ideas that Judaism Introduced to the World
The Ten Commandments are one of the most well-known passages of the Bible, and are
1. What, if anything, is Jewish about the Ten Commandments? Aren’t these ethical
2. Why these ten? There are many possible ways to articulate a foundational manifesto of purpose. Yet the Ten Commandments select only ten of hundreds of possible commandments to be conveyed by G-d directly to the Jewish people. What is special about these ten? In what way do each of them represent a sphere
3. How does this commandment make a difference to your life? Most of us don’t
In this session, you will review the goals and requirements of the program.
Lesson One: If You Were G-d
In this lesson, you will examine the structure and order of the ten commandments,
Lesson Two: Who Am I?
In this lesson, you will examine the Jewish concept of G-d and the nature of
Lesson Three: To Be or Not to Be
This lesson concentrates on the Jewish idea of the Sabbath and sanctity in time.
Field Trip One
You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in a Shabbat dinner with
Lesson Four: The Creators
This lesson looks at how Jewish law codifies the requirement to honor and respect
parents, and invites you to consider the significance of this commandment to our spiritual development.
Lesson Five: The Breath of Life
This lesson examines Jewish life ethics governing such issues as murder, suicide,
Lesson Six: Born To Marry
This lesson focuses on the Jewish ethics concerning love and marriage.
Field Trip Two
Lesson Seven: For Love or Money ( Do Not Steal; Do Not Covet)
This lesson will explore the relationship between material wealth and how it can
Lesson Eight: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth
This lesson focuses on the spiritual meaning of human communication and the
Gala Graduation Dinner