10 Commandments / Torah Jewelry

The 10 commandments, which the Jewish people received from G-d at Mount Sinai encapsulates all of Judaism and play a fundamental role in Christianity and Islam as well. The Torah, 5 books of Moses, elaborates on the 10 commandments and provides the framework for all of Judaism. On jewelry, the 10 commandments are often depicted on the 2 tablets or on a Torah pendant. 10 commandment Torah jewelry is generally worn by men and is available in sterling silver or 14k gold.

10 Commandments FAQ

When were the 10 commandments written?

In 1300 BC (approximately) it is said that Moses received a list of 10 laws, or commandments directly from G-d at Mount Sinai. These laws were transcribed into the 10 commandments. The 10 commandments can be found in the book of Exodus in the bible.

Why were the 10 commandments written on 2 tablets?

The vision that we have of the 2 rounded tablets of stone with the 10 commandments is shaped by interpretating different parts of the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. In Exodus 32:15 when Moses descended from the mountain “the two ‘luhot’ of the Testimony were in his hand.” 

Where can the 10 commandments be found in the bible?

The 10 commandments can be found in the old testament, in the book of Exodus Chapter 20 and Deuteronomy Chapter 5. The 10 commandments were given to Moses on Mount Sinai and are part of the 613 commandments / laws of Jewish life.

What is the Torah?

The Torah is the first 5 books of the bible, otherwise known as the written Torah. Some definitions also include the oral Torah which also includes all the commentaries. The 5 books of Moses are written on a parchment scroll and read three times a week.

What holiday celebrates the Torah?

There are 2 holidays that celebrate the Torah. Simchat Torah (which means rejoicing with the Torah) celebrates completing the annual cycle of reading the Torah. The holiday Shavout celebrates receiving the 10 commandments and the revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai.

Is the Torah symbol given for a specific occasion?

The Torah is a beautiful Jewish symbol that is incorporated into many Jewish Jewelry designs. The Torah and 10 commandments are traditionally more masculine designs, commonly gifted for Bar-Mitzvah gifts but the more modern designs are popular with women and make a great addition to a charm bracelet too!