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Ten Commandments - Time of the Giving of the Torah

One name for Shavuot is זמן מתן תורתנו (the Time of the Giving of the Torah). The festival celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. The Torah tells us that the people gathered around Mt. Sinai and God spoke to them. The mountain was covered with clouds, there was thunder and lightning, and the sound of the shofar was heard.

What ideas are expressed in the commandments, and what would you choose as your top ten values?

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