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Which Commandment is this?

Which Commandment is this?

1-10 are already taken.

Spotted last night in a window in Tel Aviv:

Guns and Moses T Shirt Israel


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Would Oy vey! work in this instance?

After I stopped laughing, and cleaned up the tea on my desk, I Binged “Guns N Moses” and found many hats, shirts, etc you can buy.

EdisonCarter | July 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

Can anybody translate the Hebrew for the uninitiated?

    ahad haamoratsim in reply to EdisonCarter. | July 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    EdisonCarter, I hope you won’t be disappointed, but the translation is simply the 1st 10 letters of the aleph-bet, or, in this context, the numbers 1 – 10, denoting the 10 commandments in this case. Classical Hebrew uses letters to express numbers; numerals were not adopted until the advent of Modern Hebrew.

trick question:

Which amendment is valid in Tel Aviv?

Uncle Samuel | July 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

“Fit yourselves like men; go and fight…” I Samuel 4:9

“…posting them by families, with their swords, pears and bows….Remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and daughters, your wives and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:13-15

“Defend the poor and fatherless…” Psalm 82:3 (with guns if necessary)

Alex Bensky | July 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

Dr. P: The letters on the tablets are the first ten letters of the Hebrew alphabet, representing, of course, ten commandments.

The emblem’s words are “Tzavah Haganah L’Yisrael,” or “Israel Defense Forces,” the symbol of the IDF.

    mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    I read which AMENDMENT not which COMMANDMENT as we talk much more about the Constitution than the Talmud.

    I was going for both the 1st and 2nd, but if anyone can work in the obligatory 3rd amendment here that would be worth a laugh.

Alex Bensky | July 26, 2013 at 7:59 am

Sorry, translation is directed to Eidson Carter.

Dr. P., the amendment valid in Tel Aviv is actually from the Talmud: “If a man comes to kill you, kill him.” I grant that carrying out this injunction makes the Jewish people less sympathetic in a lot of eyes, especially on the left. I’m OK with it.

That is so full of awesome; I want one!

Juba Doobai! | July 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

I thought this was the Ninth: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.

A lovely warning to the Arabs.

If you wore that on a t-shirt here, you’d probably get sued by Guns & Roses for copyright infringement.

nordic_prince | July 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

Well, it makes sense – Charlton Heston was a prominent member of the NRA, after all 😀

Thou shalt be awesome.

southcentralpa | July 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

With all due respect to the late Ronald Reagan, that would be the Eleventh Commandment: “Never Again.”

So say us all …?

I think that commandment was on the stone tablet Mel Brooks dropped on his way back from Mt. Sinai.

Carol Herman | July 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm

There’s an article in today’s Jerusalem Post. Its says Turkey released the pigeon they thought was a Mossad spy. Because it had an identifier around one of its ankles, showing a Tel Aviv address.

So they took the pigeon to a hospital to X-Ray it. Alas, no devices. So the bird was set free to fly away.

BannedbytheGuardian | July 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

He he the above confusion – A commandment amendment .

Why has no one thought of that? .