Rabbi Adam Morris (from Ask the Rabbi on the Seasons website) offers a way of hearing the commandments today:
The commandment about
I am the Lord your God can be re-told as knowing who is the one with the power
Taking God’s name in vain
can be re-told as being aware of the language we use (cursing, blessing, etc.).
Idol Worship – following after the god of stuff (watches, clothes, phones, etc.).
Shabbat – taking care of ourselves/souls.
(too much relevancy here!).
– all about life.
Stealing –acting on jealousy and feeling left out.
Adultery – focus instead on the positive, the need for loving relationships.
Bearing false witness
– truth. How much do we value it from others.
– not feeling good about ourselves so wanting what everyone else has.
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