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Congregation’s new series examines the Ten Commandments

May 8, 2013 By Francesca Norsen Tate Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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How many readers can recite the Ten Commandments from memory?

Congregation B’nai Avraham offers, in conjunction with its Shavuot celebration — which begins Tuesday night, May 14 — a ten-week series on the Ten Commandments.

Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai. Jews customarily study at joy-filled nocturnal learning sessions and celebrate by eating dairy foods.

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Congregation B’nai Avraham (Modern Orthodox) has been acclaimed for its outreach to people of all stages in life, and heartily welcomes non-Jews to learn more about Judaism. The synagogue operates the Kiddie Korner pre-school, offers hospitality and programs to college students, and has an active Kluger club for seniors.

The Ten Commandments series began on May 6 with the opening statement of the Ten Commandments: “I am the Lord, your G-d, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” The series continues on May 13 with the next commandment: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Subsequent commandments as follows: “You shall not take the name of the Lord, your G-d, in vain” (May 20); “Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy” (May 27); “Honor your father and mother” (June 3); “You shall not murder” (June 10); “You shall not commit adultery” (June 17); “You shall not steal” (June 24); “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (July 1) and “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house” (July 8).

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