The Hebrew
Ten Commandments
Rabbi Carvin Z. Putzopf

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This was forwarded by a reader who inquired in response to our July, 1999, feature, “Which Ten Commandments?” The issue in question is, does the Seventh Commandment say “Thou shalt not kill” or is the word “murder”?

We changed the name on this piece, as the rabbi who had originally granted permission to use this letter renegged upon finding that ours is an atheistic web site. Go figure. This also required our rewriting the wording. However, we have taken great caution not to alter the message itself.

 

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