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10 Modern Commendments

My maternal grandfather lost his faith in the trenches of World War One. However, he used to say that although he was not religious, he believed that if were not for the 10 Commandments we would still be fighting one another in clans living in caves.

As the anniversary of his passing is this week (he died on April 10th 1979 and would have been 125 this year!), it has prompted me to consider what this Hebrew list of ethical principles might look like if it was secularised, updated and universalised.

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