In the Torah, there are two divergent formulations of the Ten Commandments—one in Exodus and another in Deuteronomy. The difference between them regarding Shabbat is unmistakable: Exodus describes the goal of Shabbat is to “זכור”/“be mindful” or to "remember", and links its observance to the Creation of the world in seven days; while Deuteronomy begins with the word “שמור”/“guard” or "protect", and associates Shabbat in being freed from our slavery in Egypt. Our tradition insists that they were said “בדיבור אחד”/“in one utterance by G-D.


Hebrew Synagogue commissioned this drawing to illustrate the simultaneous message. Poster reprints of our original illustration are available to purchase. Each reprint is printed on gloss (130gsm) paper, sized either A4 or A1 (you decide) and is suitable for horizontal framing as shown above (without the watermark). Shipped anywhere in the world free of charge in a postal tube (please allow up to 28 days for global shipping). Note: VAT will be added to orders delivered to the UK at 20%.

£ 35.00

A4 - (594 x 841 millimetres or 23.4 x 33.1 inches)

£ 45.00

A1 - (210 × 297 millimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches)

Hebrew Synagogue is seen as an advisory body on matters pertaining to Jewish religious practice and is widely consulted by many agencies. Members of the public are welcome to contact our office with any queries.

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