Section: Questions Category: Miscellaneous
|Miscellaneous - The Ten Commandments|
|Submitted by Troy Higgins Answered by Rabbi Tzvi Frank|
The 10 commandments are just the few that God Himself said directly to the entire Jewish nation on Mount Sinai. The remainder of the 613 was spoken to Moses in order to record and present to the Jewish nation. The Torah would have been given regardless of our sins in the desert.
Why were these particular commandments chosen to be spoken directly by God?
This has been addressed throughout the generations by many scholars.