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Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/parashat_yitro_exodus_181-2023_20100202

How many commandments are there in the Torah? To most people the answer is simple: 10. True, there are those who know the Torah contains 613 commandments, but the majority of people believe that there are only “The Ten Commandments.” For them, the 613 figure comes as a shock. And even among those who are aware of the 613, you will sometimes hear, “Yes, I know, but there are really 10 ‘big’ commandments.”

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