Monday, September 5, 2011

Commandment 5

 The Ten Commandments (1933) by Alexander Katz (1895-1974) 
 (Copies of these lithographs were provided by David Pitcher, MD) 
 Commentary by Rabbi Alexander S. Kline    
The firm young tree represents youth. The 613 leaves which form the letter "Yod" means God and are the 613 commandments of the Torah which a pious Jew must observe. In the background are the first words of the Kaddish, the prayer recited daily for eleven months and annually thereafter in filial piety for one's deceased parents.

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