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Unformatted text preview: . (Lev. Ch. 19 V. 18) Perhaps the most
difficult commandment of all and at the same time the most sublime. Twice in the Torah are we
instructed even commanded, to “love,” once “and you shall love the Lord your God” (Deut. Ch. 6 .V. 59 ) and once as above, referring to our fellow man. This reflects the two aspects of the Ten
Commandments (in Hebrew they are called the ‘Ten Sayings’, as they are not the only
commandments we received. The Ten Sayings themselves are composed of at least thirteen
The Ten Commandments were written on two tablets of stone, the five on the first tablet
relate to man’s duty to God and our obligation to Him. The five on the second tablet relate to man’s
obligation to his fellow man. The Jewish way of life sees no difference between our obligation to God
and our obligation to our fellow man. To worship and honour God and to fulfill our obligations to
Him, and at the same time ignore our obligation to our fellow man is a violation of the Torah, as...
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