In continuation to "the-importance-of-the-tablets-being-written-with-g-ds-finger":

I heard in Hagada of Pesach, when the Rabbis discuss the number of the plagues they compare it to hands and fingers. Some say that the 10 (main) plagues correspond to 10 fingers in a way that every single plague correspond to a specific finger.

When G-d inscribed the 10 commandments on the Tablets, did He use all of "His" 10 fingers for the 10 commandments - one finger for one commandment or all of the commandments were written with one (same) finger?


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R. Ishmael is quoted in Pirke Rebbi Eliezer (ch. 48) saying (allegorically) that God used His middle finger to inscribe the commandments.

  • Did he mean all of them? And why the middle - is it the longest? Who ever writes with the middle finger?
    – Al Berko
    Commented Feb 23, 2019 at 17:03
  • @AlBerko 1. From the passage in PRE it seems so. 2. I don’t know. 3. Prob the type who can effect supernatural plagues with other “fingers”.
    – Oliver
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 3:33

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