The Ten Commandments {Exodus 20:2-17}
1 “I am the Lord your God, who broughtyou out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, 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, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”


Jewish Quotes

Charity outweighs all other commandments - Talmud, Bava Batra

  • One man's candle is light for many - Talmud, Shabbat

  • If a man means to kill you, strike first! - Talmud, Berakhot

  • It is all for the best - Talmud, Ta'anit

  • Do not reproach your neighbor with a fault which is also yours - Talmud, Bava Metzia

  • Who saw not Jerusalem in its glory has never seen a beautiful city - Talmud, Sukkah

  • It is easier to give advice to others than to oneself - Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

  • Every change is for the better - Traditional Proverb

  • Every beginning is difficult - Mekhilta (Midrashic Proverb)

  • He who guards his mouth preserves his life - Proverbs 13:3

  • Choose life! - Deuteronomy 30:19

  • Love thy neighbor as thyself! - Leviticus 18:19

  • You shall not put a stumbling-block before the blind - Leviticus
  • Let your neighbor's honor be as dear to you as your own! - Ethics of the Fathers 2:12

  • Who is honored? He that honors mankind - Ethics of the Fathers 4:1

  • If I am not for myself, who is for me? - Ethics of the Fathers 1:14

  • Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion - Ethics of the Fathers 4:1

  • By three things is the world sustained: Justice, truth and peace - Ethics of the Fathers 1:17

  • Separate not yourself from the community! - Ethics of the Fathers 2:4

  • Condemn not your fellow until you stand in his place! - Ethics of the Fathers 2:4

  • Say little and do much! - Ethics of the Fathers 1:15

  • Better an hour of repentance and good deeds in this world than a lifetime in the world to come - Ethics of the Fathers 4:17

  • If I don't take responsibility for myself, who will?

  • Anything God the Creator does will eventually be good.

  • Listen Israel: God, the Creator - the almighty - is one.

  • On three pillars does the world stand: on Torah, on Prayer, and on Charity.

  • The whole world is a narrow bridge, and the main task is not to be afraid at all.

  • He Who makes peace in heaven, He will bestow peace upon us and upon all of Israel - Amen.

  • It is not your duty to finish the job, but nor are you exempt from it.