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Women's Corner

Why Is Loving G-d Not One of the Ten Commandments?

Rabbanith Ruth Menashe, 'a"h
Monday, May 29, 2017/Siwan 4, 5777

On Shabuoth, we read the Asereth Hadibberoth, The Ten Commandments. These Ten Commandments are the cornerstone of our religion. Reading over the commandments, it appears that one crucial part of our religion is missing. There is no mention of loving Hashem as part of the commandments. Indeed, loving G-d is a Miswah (commandment) discussed in the Torah, why then, is it not part of the Ten Commandments?

The reason for this is that the Ten Commandments are likened to the Kethubbah between a man and a wife. The Kethubbah stipulates a lot of things, but nowhere does it mention that a man must love his wife. The reason for this is that loving one another is a given. Without that love, there is nothing. It is the same with G-d and the Jewish people. Without that love of G-d, what is there? Loving G-d is a key prerequisite to the Aseret Hadibberoth.

Now that we are approaching the holiday of Shabu’oth, let us focus on our hearts. Let us focus on loving G-d, loving His Torah and Miswoth, and on accepting the holiday with joy, happiness, enthusiasm and love.


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