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    This year’s theme of עִיר מִקְלָט “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge” can be found in a small corner of parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2 - 36:13). It epitomizes how we want this year’s institute to feel: a space where both the individual and the community at the heart of the Havurah ethos can come together in a safe space to create something meaningful, where our connections are welcoming and inclusive, fun and exciting, relaxing and energizing, and insightful and spiritually significant for our diverse community of participants.

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What Are the Big 10 (Commandments)?

What Are the Big 10 (Commandments)?

Wednesday, May 12: 8:00 pm

with Deborah Mowshowitz


The usual 10 commandments are listed twice, once in Exodus (version #1)  and once in Deuteronomy (version #2). The two versions are similar, but not identical, and neither one divides nicely into 10 ‘commandments.’   Version #3 is in Exodus 34, and is completely different.  It doesn’t divide easily into 10 either. We will compare and contrast all 3 versions, and consider how the various versions (especially the usual 10) are divided into 10.

Deborah Mowshowitz is a long time Havurahnik and wonderful teacher.

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