Twice on Asereth Hadibrot


We will read on Shavuot the Ten Commandments.
Which one is the most challenging for us to keep?
Perhaps – the last one.  That is :

לֹ֥א תַחְמֹ֖ד בֵּ֣ית רֵעֶ֑ךָ לֹֽא־תַחְמֹ֞ד אֵ֣שֶׁת רֵעֶ֗ךָ וְעַבְדּ֤וֹ וַאֲמָתוֹ֙ וְשׁוֹר֣וֹ וַחֲמֹר֔וֹ וְכֹ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר לְרֵעֶֽךָ׃

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house: you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox or ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s”

Never  wish to have any item owned by someone else!

Maybe – this is why it is the only item mentioned twice in the ten commandments.

May we have all that we need and legitimately wish to have.                    

BS”D  With the help of heaven…

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
Rabbi Chaim Michael Biberfeld