The Ten Words – V. Homicide – Class Eleven

In this teaching, Ross covers the prohibition against homicide. The two words of this “commandment” ( לא תרצח ) have been the source of much debate. Does the Ten Word Covenant prohibit murder, or is it a more general prohibition against killing? Does the Torah know the difference between these two words? How do our modern western ideas regarding homicide help or hinder our understanding of this word?

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