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PARSHAT KEDOSHIM & THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

On the words “Speak to the entire congregation of Israel,” Rashi writes: “This teaches us that this parshah was
spoken at Hakhel [a great gathering of the entire Jewish people], because most of the corpus of the Torah
depends on it.” Rashi’s commentary is based on the Midrash Rabbah, which also compares the content of
our parshah with the Ten Commandments. Various other commentaries (like the Ibn Ezra, Nachmanides,
and the Chizkunee) bring the full correspondence between the commandments in our parshah and the Ten
Commandments, though each has his own variation (apparently based on the reading of the Midrash
Rabbah that they had before them).
Actually, the Ten Commandments appear twice. The first time is when the Torah narrates the receiving of the
Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai in parshat Yisro. The second time is in parshat Va’etchanan, when
Moses retells the story of the giving of the Ten Commandments. Since the sages tell us that our parshah
also contains direct parallels to the Ten Commandments, the difference being that the commandments as
they are worded in the Ten Commandments (both in parshat Yitro and parshat Va’etchanan) are
considered general rules that allude to all 613 commandments, while in our parshah they are worded in a
more particular manner. (see inner.org for development of this issue)

It's not very difficult to find the Ten Commandments 'hiding' in Parshat Kedoshim, at least most of them.
(see Tanach.org for elaboration of the patterns and deeper meaning in the Parsha)

TEN
PARSHAS KEDOSHIM CONCEPT
COMMANDMENTS
I. ANOCHI ANI HASHEM ELOKEICHEM
19,2
mitzvot 'bein adam la-Makom'
II. LO YIHIYEH ANI HASHEM ELOKEICHEM
19,4
mitzvot 'bein adam la-Makom'
III. LO TISA - [no apparent 19,5-10 (Pigul & Peah)
parallel] properly Thinking selfishly about
'et kodesh HASHEM chillel
publicize the Name of oneself, causes G-d’s Name
G-d to be desecrated
ANI HASHEM ELOKEICHEM
IV. SHABBAT 19,3
mitzvot 'bein adam la-Makom'
ANI HASHEM ELOKEICHEM
V. KIBBUD AV 19,3
mitzvot 'bein adam la-Makom'
19,15- 'lo ta'amod al dam ANI HASHEM
VI. LO TIRTZACH
re'echa' mitzvot bein adam le–chaveiro
19,20-22 - the laws of 'shifcha ANI HASHEM
VII. LO TIN'AF
charufa' mitzvot bein adam le–chaveiro
ANI HASHEM
VIII. LO TIGNOV 19,11 - 'lo tignovu...'
mitzvot bein adam le-chaveiro
19,12 be-re'acha ED SHAKER
ANI HASHEM
IX. LO TA'ANEH - 'lo tishav'u bi-shmi la-
mitzvot bein adam le-chaveiro
SHAKER..."
ANI HASHEM
X. LO TACHMOD 19,18- 'lo ta'ashok et re'acha ...'
mitzvot bein adam le-chaveiro