David Hazony presents his insights on the Ten Utterances-Things-Commandments that have impacted the moral and ethical charge of Jews and non-Jews alike. David Hazony brings to life a fresh new look at the Ten Things-Utterances-Commandments spoken to Moses on Sinai. In the 2nd of 5 sessions he covers the second and third commandments:
2) You shall have no other gods besides me. You shall not make for yourself a carved idol. or any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth below, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them. For I the Lord your God am a jealous god, punishing the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of those that hate me, but showing mercy to thousands of generations that love me, and keep my commandments.
3) You shall not invoke the name of the Lord your God in vain. For the Lord shall not hold blameless one who invokes the name in vain.
For those that missed the first session podcast go to: Part One
Thanks to David Hazony and Alma College in Tel Aviv for their cooperation and support.
David Hazony is author of The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life, recently published by Scribner.