By Francesca Norsen Tate
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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.
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).