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From this Blog from our own Reb Chaim Haqoton Shlit"a: Squared vs. Rounded Tablets There is a custom in many synagogues to display a representation of the Tablets (Luchos) containing the Ten Commandments at the front of the synagogue sanctuary. These images are generally placed on top of the ark containing the Torah Scrolls and/or on the curtain covering ...


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Although many sources say that the Luchos was squared, Rabbi Ben Zion Mutzafi quoting a Zohar in Parshas Yisro and the Ramak רבי משה קורדובירו says that it was squared at the bottom and rounded on the top.


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Regarding question 1: What Did the Tablets Look Like? The Dimensions: Tradition tells us that they were thick square blocks of stone, six handbreadths tall, six handbreadths wide, and three handbreadths deep. In modern measurements, that is about 18″ × 18″ × 9″. The sages of the Talmud demonstrate how tablets of this size—along with a few ...


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Rabbeinu Bachye does indeed write that: ודע, כי הלוחות היו מרובעות ששה טפחים באורך וששה טפחים ברוחב, וכן דרשו רז"ל בבא בתרא פרק השותפין... ואם תשכיל עוד במידת הלוחות בין אורך ורוחב ובעובי, תמצא כי היה בכל לוח ולוח ק"ח טפחים - English translation by sabbahillel: And know that the luchos were squared six tefachim in length and six tefachim in ...


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Both. Idols and icons. At least in my Tanakh. My Tanakh (New JPS translation) says "You shall not make for yourself a sculptured image, or any likeness of what is in the heavens above or on the earth below or the waters under the Earth."



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