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Very unique in regards to the commandments I d recommend to Jewish and Christian persons. The Ten Commandments By David Hazony is a very realistic, traditional, but, truly modern book that addresses Moses ten Laws factually Hazony takes ideal measures while handling each of the ten verses of the commandments as fragments of human beings versatile measures which should be taken with due regards to respect, integrity, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, lust, violence, falsehood, adultery, poverty and treason The format of the writing which the author uses to address the Te The Ten Commandments By David Hazony is a very realistic, traditional, but, truly modern book that addresses Moses ten Laws factually Hazony takes ideal measures while handling each of the ten verses of the commandments as fragments of human beings versatile measures which should be taken with due regards to respect, integrity, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, lust, violence, falsehood, adultery, poverty and treason The format of the writing which the author uses to address the Ten Commandments is very much residing on in depth and informative analysis of both today s world and that of the biblical The idea behind redemption and that of the real significance of the first commandment, is displayed through variable perspectives on God as the latter being the deliverer from misery The central story of the bible is taken to arelevant stand with meaningful and consistent exploration of modern social issues put into play Hazony compares moral truth to the dictation of power in a firm display of its strong ties to deception, treason and dishonesty The remaining nine commandments are ignited with most considerations given to the fundamental biblical teachings They are also displayed with vivid and factual examples given to address the causes of human existence on our planet The genuine man and the genuine integrity of man are strongly brought forward with an emphasis on the veridical truth The Sabbath and its essences are commemorated with its primal relationship to better humanity s existence The respecting and honouring of parents are identified as the most universally accepted teaching that matters to sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, etc., belonging to a family unit The fulfilling of desires of parents and the honouring of their wishes are established as one of the most accepted ideals known to mankind The meaning of life is addressed most vividly with parents as the ones most credited for it Adultery and its immoral nature are fragmented into its most despicable trajectories while the author involves the idea of betrayal and marital infidelity Also, David Hazony brings the eighth commandment to life by stressing on the idea of corruption and biblical upheaval A strong sense of what communities and community service serves to us as humans is tied to the idea of brotherhood and social harmony the author gets a grip of the ninth commandment by depicting racism, political unrest and violence as the consequences of disrespect to ones neighbours Hazony blends both biblical traditions and its virtues while putting happenings in today s world in perspective #Download Ebook Ô The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life ì ACROSS THE WESTERN WORLD, the Ten Commandments have become a source of both inspiration and controversy, whether in Supreme Court rulings, in film and literature, or as a religious icon gracing houses of worship of every Christian and Jewish denomination But what do the commandments really stand for According to polls, less than half of all Americans can even name than four of them Fewer still can name all ten, or have a clear idea of the ideals they were meant to promote For most of us, agnostics and faithful alike, they have been relegated to the level of a symbol, and the teachings they contain are all but forgotten In Western life today, the Ten Commandments are everywhere except where we need them most In The Ten Commandments, David Hazony offers a powerful new look at our most venerable moral text Combining a fresh reading of the Old Testament s most riveting stories and ancient rabbinic legends with a fearless exploration of what ails society today, Hazony shows that the Ten Commandments are not just a set of obscure laws but encapsulate a deeply valuable approach to life one that is as relevant now as it was when they first appeared than two millennia ago The Ten Commandments begins with a daring claim Although they have become a universally recognizable symbol of biblically based religion, they are not, strictly speaking, a religious text Rather than making a statement about faith or mystical realms inaccessible to reason, they contain a coherent prescription for how to make a better world At their core stands what Hazony calls the spirit of redemption, which he describes as one of the two basic spiritual components of Western civilization While the Greeks gave us the spirit of reason, teaching that we should be free to explore and express our views, the spirit of redemption teaches that every individual can, and should, act to improve the world This spirit reached us from ancient Israel, in the form of the Hebrew Bible, and has stood at the heart of the most important social movements in our history Going through the commandments one by one, Hazony shows how each represents a poignant declaration about honesty, the self, life, love, freedom, community, and inner peace Each commandment, we discover, adds another piece to the puzzle of how the redemptive spirit may enter our lives and help us become caring, world changing individuals Part memoir, part scholarship, part manifesto for a vital approach to life, The Ten Commandments tackles some of the most painful human questions that stand at the heart of who we are as modern, thinking people and offers answers that are sure to start a new discussion about the meaning of one of our most enduring, yet least understood, traditions NON READ BOOK REVIEW Letter to writer David Hazony.Dear David,Let me first say this I do understand the reason why you wrote this book I do appreciate your project I do understand your win But I don t comprehend my win and why this book is urgent for me to read and re think etc now.1 You wrote Ten ideas constitute a worldview that has not been articulated before Title of your book is THE TEN COMMANDMENTS How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life Your claim of NON READ BOOK REVIEW Letter to writer David Hazony.Dear David,Let me first say this I do understand the reason why you wrote this book I do appreciate your project I do understand your win But I don t comprehend my win and why this book is urgent for me to read and re think etc now.1 You wrote Ten ideas constitute a worldview that has not been articulated before Title of your book is THE TEN COMMANDMENTS How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life Your claim of most ancient moral text is false The oldest Hebrew bible dates from 600 BCE source 2.000 year earlier ca 2770 2250 BCE the ancient Egyptian concept of Maat was written down Maat was the concept of truth, balance, order, law justice and morality In the Book of Death, chapter 125 The negative confession we can find most of the 10 commandments I m not a specialist on ancient moral texts but I guess we can find in China and Mesopotamia even older texts on this subject.2 You wrote The message is that Ten Commandments really have to offer us is of deep and immediate importance to our lives regardless of faith I do not disagree with your claim but the same could be said of every other past or recent culture on planet Earth Every culture has it s own given set on proper good right behavior for individuals and groups.3 Why should I read a book about something all individual Homo Sapiens know by nature, by our innate morality An inborn morality that we all know and understand regardless of faith or God gods we are focused on Not religion is the rock of our human behaviour or inborn morality is Check out Marc Hauser s The Moral Sense Test Hauser atheists have the same moral scores as deep believers Even psychopaths have the same scores in the Moralitytest.4 Each commandment helps us becomecaring, world changing individuals Sure But why should I read your book on this Why can t you write a 2 A4 blog on this I m interested in your message I m interested in your comments and interpretation of the 10 commandments But I don t want to read your book.Once again I do understand your win of the book you wrote it must have been a great journey but I don t understand my or our species Homo Sapiens win What s the urgency for me Why not summurarize your message in a blog on what it really means according to you to be a human being love, life, wisdom, the self, property and insecurity Is your presupposition that by sharing your message in a book the mirror works better Best regards,JeanMore details links etc I am only on chapter 5 of an obvious 10 and I adore this book There are so many truly awful books on this important subject Dr Laura springs to mind As a progressive but observant reform Jew, I feel that most texts on the 10 commandments either side step the difficult issue of what do we do with a God who gives utterances which is a far better translation of the Hebrew or they march in lock step to the simple drum beat of fundamentalism This book walks a careful elegant line between I am only on chapter 5 of an obvious 10 and I adore this book There are so many truly awful books on this important subject Dr Laura springs to mind As a progressive but observant reform Jew, I feel that most texts on the 10 commandments either side step the difficult issue of what do we do with a God who gives utterances which is a far better translation of the Hebrew or they march in lock step to the simple drum beat of fundamentalism This book walks a careful elegant line between scholarship and moral prescription It s not particularly heady, but challenging This text examines the ten commandments with in their historical and cultural contexts, but does not leave them there David Hazony s The Ten Commandments is a solid exploration of ways in which the devarim are particularly relevant to the modern world Though written from a Jewish perspective, the lessons Hazony draws from his subject are fairly ecumenical and will likely resonate for many across the religious and secular spectrum This is, however, part of the book s weakness as well, in that much of the material is presented at a level of abstraction that robs it of a real spiritual or intellectual heft.The b David Hazony s The Ten Commandments is a solid exploration of ways in which the devarim are particularly relevant to the modern world Though written from a Jewish perspective, the lessons Hazony draws from his subject are fairly ecumenical and will likely resonate for many across the religious and secular spectrum This is, however, part of the book s weakness as well, in that much of the material is presented at a level of abstraction that robs it of a real spiritual or intellectual heft.The book devotes a single chapter to each of the ten commandments so called, though strictly speaking only nine of them are actually commandments The segues between chapters on occasion feel a little forced and unnecessary Fortunately, Hazony s strongest and most intriguing discussion was reserved for the tenth commandment You shall not covet your neighbor s house As with many of the other chapters, Hazony spends less time talking about the commandment specifically enumerated andtime looking into the broader principles at work In the case of this last commandment, he spins out an insightful analysis of the role that insecurity plays in leading us astray in so many areas of our life It is a discussion which goes beyond simple pop psychology and argues that insecurity, something of which we are all guilty, in fact throws up some serious moral hazards.Overall, the book sparkles here and there with some truly thoughtul gems However, its strengths do not shine through consistently A very well written, interesting, and instructive book The author starts from the Ten Commandments and uses them as a base to explore or touch on the whole Bible, rabbinic lore, Mark Twain, C.S Lewis, on and on Each Commandment gets its own essay.His interpretations of the few lines of the Commandments are thought provoking, but sometimes too inventive for me He reminded me of reading G.K.Chesterton so smooth that he can make you think that white is black and black is white I particularl A very well written, interesting, and instructive book The author starts from the Ten Commandments and uses them as a base to explore or touch on the whole Bible, rabbinic lore, Mark Twain, C.S Lewis, on and on Each Commandment gets its own essay.His interpretations of the few lines of the Commandments are thought provoking, but sometimes too inventive for me He reminded me of reading G.K.Chesterton so smooth that he can make you think that white is black and black is white I particularly disagreed with Hazony saying that coveting your neighbor s house and wife etc is caused by the sin of insecurity A lot of criminals seem quite sure of themselves to me I only give five stars to books that change the way I thinkor that I think should change my life This is one. I can appreciate this Jewish author s work on the commandments from a moral viewpoint I tend to view the Old Testament throughof a spiritual lens than he does, but there were plenty of good bits to chew on. I have often been curious about how Jewish tradition interprets the Old Testament This book is definitely rooted in the Jewish tradition The term Judaeo Christian tradition often is used to paper over the fact that we have very different ways of reading the old testament and very different ways of looking at God One example that really stood out for me was the section on the commandment You shall not commit adultery The author here makes the case that the highest kind of love is love betwe I have often been curious about how Jewish tradition interprets the Old Testament This book is definitely rooted in the Jewish tradition The term Judaeo Christian tradition often is used to paper over the fact that we have very different ways of reading the old testament and very different ways of looking at God One example that really stood out for me was the section on the commandment You shall not commit adultery The author here makes the case that the highest kind of love is love between a man and a woman in marriage Traditional Christian thought is that love of God and God s love for us are the highest kind of love