The Ten Commandments in 20/20
The Ten Commandments, read on the first day of Shavuot, are a foundational text of Judaism. But their prominence is also a puzzle. Why were these statements singled out from all other mitzvot to be publicly proclaimed to all Israel? What gives these brief pronouncements their distinctive significance?
Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, in conversation with Rabbi Julia Andelman, Director of Community Engagement, presents a wide-ranging discussion of the Ten Commandments. This webinar highlights the core questions addressed by each commandment and delves into several that speak to theological and interpersonal issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.