Jewish Ethics


613 Commandments

The 613 commandments (Hebrew: תרי"ג מצוות‎‎, taryag mitzvot) are a list of all the commandments given to Jews in the Torah. Of the 613 commandments, 248 are "positive", meaning that they command one to do something, and 365 are "negative," which command one to abstain from doing something...

Jewish Divorce

In Judaism, divorce is viewed as a great tragedy, but a sometimes necessary one. Allowances for divorce have always been a part of Jewish law.

Jewish Marriage

Marriage is highly revered and strongly encouraged in Judaism. Except in ascetic groups like the Essenes, the celibate life has never been considered more holy than the married life...

Judaism and Euthanasia

## What does Judaism teach about euthanasia? Euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and all other types of suicide are almost unanimously condemned in Jewish thought, primarily because it is viewed as taking something (a human life) that belongs to God...

Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are a set of religious and moral laws that God gave the Israelites through Moses, as recorded in the book of Exodus. The commandments address several areas of life from worship to marriage to legal proceedings...

Do Not Bear False Witness

Do Not Commit Adultery

Do Not Covet

Do Not Kill

Do Not Steal

Do Not Take the Lord's Name in Vain

Do Not Worship Idols

Honor Your Father and Mother

I Am the Lord Your God

Remember the Sabbath


The beliefs and history of homosexuality in the Jewish religion begin in Leviticus, which describes intercourse between male homosexuals as a capital offence...

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