Jew Log Week 1 - Jordan Spitzer Week 1 In taking the Jewish...

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Jordan Spitzer Week 1 In taking the Jewish Literacy exam, there was a variety of facts and information about Jewish life, history, and culture that surprised me. For one, I never imagined that both the actual tablets that Moses brought and the actual ark that Noah sailed were simply rectangular box shapes. In artists’ depictions, the tablets are always rounded at the top, which made the truth seem odd and confusing. Also, I found it surprising that the Ten Commandments actually did not contain 10, but rather 14. There are four additional ones that are added, but when picking the name for what to call them someone just left out the last four? Yet, in terms of “primary” commandments, there are 613. I understand there being 613, but I had no idea that they were considered primary.
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course JWST 244 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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